I’ve been a fan on Van Dobben ever since I moved to the Netherlands. It was one of the first things Pieter introduced me to. And what’s not to love? Beef ragout with a crunchy coating, served steaming hot with a side of mustard. Yum!
They have a small restaurant called Van Dobben Eetsalon close to Rembrandtplein. It has this old school, kinda diner feeling which I love. Their staff wear long white coats and they are super friendly. I always bring family and friends who come visit from abroad here.
Van Dobben just came out with a beef croquete and bitterballen variety which is made for the oven. We don’t own a fryer so this is perfect for us. Still has a great crunch and it is ready in about 15 minutes. Just preheat your oven to 220C. Once it is hot, pop them in and set your timer. And you can also cook them in an airfryer.
These are perfect for when you don’t feel like doing a lot of cooking. Or for when you want to invite friends over and just have an easy night in.
You can find the croquettes and bitterballen for the oven in the supermarket.