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Potjiekos today 543

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Potjiekos today
« on: May 12, 2019, 03:17:51 PM »
Traditional South African meal cooked in a cast iron pot outdoors over a fire. This one was a chicken and bacon one that’s quick to prepare and only needs about 1 hour 45 minutes to cook. Traditionally, a potjie is not stirred so all the veg and meat pieces stay intact and retain some individual flavors. Served with rice. :tu:
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Re: Potjiekos today
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2019, 06:03:54 PM »
Sweet...looks lovely! :tu: :D   


Do you need to marinate the Chicken before hand?  And 1.7 hours with no stirring...I am curious won't the food at the bottom stuck to the pot since it is cast iron in high heat?  :think:

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Re: Potjiekos today
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2019, 08:06:53 PM »
No marinading required. But the trick is to heat the pot with some oil and brown the pieces with just salt and pepper before adding the rest of the ingredients and stock.

It’s very easy to burn the bottom if not careful. It’s all about regulating the amount of coals under the pot to just have the contents simmering gently. Some potjies can take 3-4hrs like oxtail. Chicken is faster.

Below is a picture of the recipe I used today.

Thanks for the interest!  :hatsoff:
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Re: Potjiekos today
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2019, 09:19:27 PM »
Thank you, I think this kind of receipt is perfect for camping or family gathering, where people are hanging around to have fun. :tu:

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Re: Potjiekos today
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2019, 10:00:32 PM »
You're exactly right comis.   :tu:  We love our camping and this type of cooking is perfect for families.
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Re: Potjiekos today
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2019, 10:08:59 PM »
That looks delicious, Max! :drool:

And what a great way to get family and friends together.  :)

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Re: Potjiekos today
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2019, 10:18:49 PM »
Thanks GLBM.  :hatsoff: It was Mothers Day so a good excuse to make a fire (no really, I do love my mother-in-law).  :salute:
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Re: Potjiekos today
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2019, 10:28:53 PM »
 :cheers:

Intelligent and attentive son-in-laws are scarce. No doubt y'all get along well. :)

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Re: Potjiekos today
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2019, 10:32:02 PM »
 :cheers:
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« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2019, 07:42:56 AM »
A thoughtful son-in-law with good cooking skill is gonna make any mom feels like a royalty on Mother's day.  Happy family gathering! :D

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Re: Potjiekos today
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2019, 02:16:58 PM »
She did enjoy the day! Thanks comis you are quite right.  :iagree:
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Re: Potjiekos today
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2019, 12:18:50 AM »
Great stuff, Max!   :like:

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Re: Potjiekos today
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2019, 01:37:11 AM »
Max,is it true that if you play Bles Bridges songs backwards you get potjiekos recipes?

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Re: Potjiekos today
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2019, 06:27:57 AM »
 :facepalm: good one!

 

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