Braaiing and Recipes

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Re: Braaiing and Recipes

Post by Klipspringer » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:18 am

No issues with unsustainable harvesting of camelthorn?

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Re: Braaiing and Recipes

Post by Dzombo » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:21 am

Richprins wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:00 am
What's on the menu? Burgers? Bacon&Eggs?
No bacon and eggs.
Probably burgers, chicken and whatever else I can find in the freezer.
Klipspringer wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:18 am
No issues with unsustainable harvesting of camelthorn?
Supplier claims it is sustainably harvested -O-

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Re: Braaiing and Recipes

Post by Dzombo » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:56 pm

A friend of mine gave me a potjie that he has never used. Size 2.
Am going to give it a go this evening.

Quite excited about it! ^Q^

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Re: Braaiing and Recipes

Post by Richprins » Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:04 pm

Remember to clean it nicely, Dzombs! 0()
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Re: Braaiing and Recipes

Post by Alf » Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:54 pm

Potjiekos is always yummy :-0
Next trip to the bush??

Let me think......................

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Re: Braaiing and Recipes

Post by Dzombo » Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:12 pm

Richprins wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:04 pm
Remember to clean it nicely, Dzombs!
Full report tomorrow

I cured it as per instructions I found online
And gave it a thorough clean and dried fully afterwards
Alf wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:54 pm
Potjiekos is always yummy
Was really good

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Re: Braaiing and Recipes

Post by Alf » Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:46 am

^Q^
Next trip to the bush??

Let me think......................

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Re: Braaiing and Recipes

Post by Dzombo » Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:43 am

So.....the full story.

Last week a friend of mine offered me a potjie (size 2) of his. It had been lying around in his garage for years - never been used.
Did I want it?
Thought that I may as well take it.

On Saturday I "cured" it. Coated it in cooking oil, and put it in the oven for an hour (saw these instructions online)
Gave it a good wipe when it had cooled, ready for my intended braai last night.

So late afternoon I started the process.
Lit a small fire on one side of my braai, potjie on the other.
When the coal was ready I used a small spade to shovel a few coals under the potjie.
And I added (in order): beef cubes, potatoes, sliced onion, carrots, miellies (cut off the cob), mushrooms and sliced tomato. Added some beef stock and a cup of wine.

Every 15 mins or so I added another piece or two of charcoal from the main fire,and replaced those to keep that going.

All info that I read online said that it must simmer, not boil.
Think mine was a bit too hot. Struggled to get the balance between boil and simmer just right.
Cooked for about 3 hours, and then served with some rice.

4 of us ate and there was probably 1 serving left over.
My first attempt though and was really pleased with the results!

As RP had mentioned I carefully cleaned it out with warm water, thoroughly dried it. And put away for next time. Not sure when that will be as summer is coming to and end here.

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Re: Braaiing and Recipes

Post by Richprins » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:04 am

O\/ O/\ ^Q^

Not bad, Dzombs!

Looks good!

What we do for storage is to rub cooking oil around the inside and leave the crumpled newspaper page inside, as this helps for rust. ..0..
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Re: Braaiing and Recipes

Post by Alf » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:14 am

Looks very good ^Q^
Next trip to the bush??

Let me think......................

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