24 Mar

If you’re a true South African, you will know what a Potjie is (and you might even know how to spell it!). If you’re not South African, you will have a blank look on your face 🙂

A Potjie is a traditional south african dish – in fact, it is traditionally afrikaans! if you wiki (wikipedia) “Potjie’, this is what it says as historical facts: Potjiekos originated with the Voortrekkers, evolving as a stew made of venison and vegetables, cooked in the Potjie. As trekkers shot wild game, it was added to the pot. Each day when the wagons stopped, the pot was placed over a fire to simmer. New bones replaced old and fresh meat replaced meat eaten.

Today there are loads of recipe books and potjiekos chefs. They all have their ‘secret’ ingredients or secret recipe passed on from old generations to new generations. Every year, there are potjiekos competitions held. In one word, Afrikaans people take their potjie very seriously!!

Not my husband though! Phillip has never done a potjie (shocked face!) but Etienne – one of the guys in our bible study group – has, many times!

On sunday we had our annual Young Adults Potjie event and for the second time, it attracted quite a nice crowd! The food was delicious, the company even better…. we had a great time!! Kids enjoyed the outdoor and adults enjoyed chatting away amid flavours of potjiekos simmering.

This is a BIG pot. These guys are big so you can’t see clearly how big the pot is but I could cook one of my kids in that pot!! Not that I would of course…


Etienne is the guy on the right with the cap and the apron 🙂 Same apron as last year!

The good news for us, as a Bible Study group is that this Wednesday, we have our own private function with Etienne as our chef!! Not to make anyone jealous, but we also have Kirstin – the chef in making – who will bake another one of her delicious AND beautiful cake!!!

Oh and it’s tonight!!!… Yum, tummy rambling!! 🙂

5 Responses to “Potjie”

  1. debbie hutton March 30, 2010 at 7:20 pm #

    Nah, I’m going with Killian!! We all see different things in children! I see Killian:-) It’s a cute photo anyway.

  2. Inks March 30, 2010 at 3:47 pm #

    Et bien ca fait partie des photos que j’ai pris cet ete, toutes ces photos en noir et blanc qui doivent orner mon mur, tu te souviens?
    Bon elles ne sont pas encore sur mon mur mais je suis en train de toutes les scanner, comme ca elles seront eternelles, meme si elles s’abiment, se dechirent, se brulent ou se perdent!! Elles seront a tout jamais sur le monde cyber 🙂

    Promis, la prochaine fois que vous venez, on demandera a notre chef prefere de faire un potjie!!!

    And Debbie, if you read this, I actually think that it is Matty completely on the pic. Not so Killian 🙂

  3. Coppa March 30, 2010 at 3:41 pm #

    bien sûr , il faut lire “venue ” et non “lieu”

  4. Coppa March 30, 2010 at 3:36 pm #

    Un bon Potjie hum! ce doit être délicieux .Alors apprends à le faire pour notre prochaine venue.!!!
    où as-tu eu cette photo? Je m’en souviens .Tu étas trognon n’est-ce pas ?

  5. debbie hutton March 26, 2010 at 8:52 pm #

    This comment has nothing to do with this post but rather the picture of you on the facebook button on the right. You look just like Killian!! Or should I say Killian looks just like you! I always thought he looked like Phillip but in that pic he’s you through and through:-)

    Potjie looks like fun too!!

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