Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Entertaining with Potjiekos

Potjiekos, (pronounced poy-kee-coss) is endemic to South Africa. You can read all about it here.

This weekend I gave the Guest House staff which meant we ate at home. Marnitz, the young production manager who lives in a cottage behind our house asked if we could have an oxtail "potjie" for Sunday lunch. As this means cooking the food in a three-legged black [cast iron] pot over a fire, I did it outside . Marnitz helped me. 

Grant invited Amanda, Andre and Rob and Nsia to join us for lunch. Rice and salad accompanied the meat A great time was had by all.

 Marnitz at his "potjie" / small pot . The black pot on the right was a vegetable potjie. I used the aluminum one in the foreground to keep the rice warm. (this type of pot is not the correct one and tends to burn the food)
A close-up of the delicious oxtail potjie
The idea of having potjiekos is to socialize around the pot and fire this is something which South Africans are very good at!

 As I focused my camera at the people, Rob said: "Tomorrow we all appear on Jo's blog" Too true! 

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  1. Looks like my kind of food and my kind of gathering. Relaxed and tasty :-)

  2. What a fun day!! And the food looks delicious! Love your photos and they do capture the good feelings! Hope you have a great week, Jo!!

  3. Lots of fun, fellowship and obviously, good food. Life is good.


  4. I like the potjie, looks like it will cook without burning, unlike the aluminium.

  5. Jo, the gathering, the food all sounds like a great time with your friends. Wishing you a happy week ahead.

  6. Not sure I'd like the dish but it must be fun to sit with friends and wait for it to cook. I'm amazed to see one of my internet friends has also commented here - Betsy!

  7. Yum! wonderful food! love and hugs Rose xox

  8. Yum! wonderful food! love and hugs Rose xox

  9. How nice to be able to cook and sit outside ! I don't know this potje thing but it sounds like the Dutch expression "little pot"


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