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Mr.Ed

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POTJIEKOS
« on: February 18, 2017, 10:25:31 PM »
POTJIEKOS is South African for Pot Food

It is cooked in a round shaped cast Iron pot called a Potjie  Pronounced" POI-KEY
 

OK American Kudu aka big chuck



Clean celery, turnips, potatoes, carrots



Fire up the Potjie pot
And brown meat.





Make a roux 1/4 cup flour and olive oil
Be careful stirring constantly note starting color. When it gets to a golden brown quench with 1/2 gal. water or you will burn the roux.









Throw in meat, veggies, seasoning.  Seasoning tbs of Garlic, salt, pepper, cayenne, parsley, coriander,  4 bay leaves, 1/4 cup paprika.





Now one gallon of water and a WHOLE small jar of "better than bullion" beef base. That's right the whole thing!



Cover bring to a rolling boil, then reduce flame to the lowest you can go.  It will take 30 minutes for this 50 lb cast iron #8 potjie to cool to a simmer.  Use a hammer to take the lid on and off.







You be the judge I add 2 tbs of corn flour and 2 tbs of flour at the 1.1/2  hour mark to thicken. I like it a bit soupy.

At the 2 hour mark it's done.





Makes 2.1/2 gallons of potjiekos.

Hell I forgot, add in a beer!
« Last Edit: February 19, 2017, 10:39:25 AM by Mr.Ed »
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Re: POTJIEKOS
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2017, 10:36:20 PM »
A real purist would use this setup, I have one but it's used around a camp fire, not on the patio.






Also again for those who don't know the pronunciation.

Potjie: poi-key.  the pot

Potjiekos: poi-key-kos. the potfood.

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Re: POTJIEKOS
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2017, 12:14:31 PM »
That looks great Mr. Ed! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: POTJIEKOS
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2017, 06:05:18 PM »
Potjiekos: poi-key-kos. the potfood.
South African
I was guessing the English translation was beef stew.   ;D

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Re: POTJIEKOS
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2017, 10:21:25 AM »
Potjiekos: poi-key-kos. the potfood.
South African
I was guessing the English translation was beef stew.   ;D

LOL so true. Whenever I make these cast iron delights people rave at the flavor. Especially at chili cook-off contest.
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