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rossw46

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1,159 posts

62 months

Friday 13th April 2012
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Stopped in at the local Saffa shop on the way home today, and there was
a number 3 pot sitting on the shelf looking at me the way a puppy dog does
when you go looking for a new dog at the RSPCA.

Any of you lot have any good potjie tips?

My dad tells me I need to burn it in,then smear some fat on the inside?

And the weather, fk the weather, Im gonna make a plan!

Cheers!

green944

138 posts

48 months

Friday 13th April 2012
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I have never had a potjie frown no idea why though. It is about time I had one so any tips and recipes would be helpful (and some sun would not go amiss either)grumpy

rossw46

Original Poster:

1,159 posts

62 months

Friday 13th April 2012
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You have NEVER had a potjie,or you've never owned a potjie?

I got mine for 70 quid,screw the weather,I think I might go for it tommorrow!

green944

138 posts

48 months

Saturday 14th April 2012
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I have never experienced a potjie. Sounds like a stew just cooked over a fire? Raining here as usual..hope you had a good potjie unless it is raining there too.

rossw46

Original Poster:

1,159 posts

62 months

Saturday 14th April 2012
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Yup,on paper that's what it is...

But it is just so much more,no oven/pot combination can give that taste,will put a couple of pics up in the morrow,it did start raining,but a plan was surely made!

Edited by rossw46 on Sunday 15th April 18:26

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rossw46

Original Poster:

1,159 posts

62 months

Sunday 15th April 2012
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Photos as promised :









Started to rain,so we got this up in about 5 minutes,and that was the last of the rain! (excuse the state of the back garden!)



Was delicious,next time it will be ox-tail!

Alfanatic

7,343 posts

121 months

Sunday 22nd April 2012
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No tips unfortunately, potjies were never really my thing, though my dad (a scouser!) loved doing them.

I've got to say though, well done for the proper boer maak 'n plan job on the weather protection!

Pints

17,394 posts

96 months

Wednesday 2nd May 2012
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Great photos. thumbup

I've got a number 3 sitting in the garage waiting to be used.

Remember to smear the inside with cooking oil and fill with crumpled newspaper. It'll help stop it from oxidizing when not in use.

rossw46

Original Poster:

1,159 posts

62 months

Wednesday 2nd May 2012
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Get that no.3 out Pints!

I'm close to having another 1 soon, was awesome.

viola2572

1 posts

67 months

Thursday 14th June 2012
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well did you sort it out I have a 14 and a 20 {cc s matter]

rossw46

Original Poster:

1,159 posts

62 months

Thursday 14th June 2012
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Ey?

Changedmyname

12,361 posts

83 months

Thursday 14th June 2012
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That's some big veg your boiling there OP.

rossw46

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1,159 posts

62 months

Thursday 14th June 2012
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biggrin I'm not a massive veggie eater, but when they've come out of that, truly delicious!

mokumer

15 posts

70 months

Thursday 6th December 2012
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Potjie...?
Well the manne claim it to be awesome.
Although I do believe there is quite a skill required to make a tasty "potjie", I personally think its just a different way of making a stew. Give me a good ol' braai anyday!

Mokumer