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Old 07-28-2011, 03:57 AM   #1
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Bobotie Alla Odette (South African Recipe)

This is my version of a SA traditional meal. This is a Cape Malay dish :) It's a curried mince beef bake topped with eggy topping and served with yellow rice.
Hope you guys like it!

1.3 pounds of ground beef
1 large onion thinly sliced
1 apple peeled and grated
Handful of Dried apricots chopped
2 tsps of curry powder
1 tsp of turmeric
1/2 tsp of ground cloves
1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon
1 tsp of crushed garlic
salt and pepper to taste
2 slices of white bread crusts cut off
2 eggs beaten
Milk to soak the bread
Oil for frying

For the topping
2 eggs beaten
1/2 cup of milk
salt
Lemon or bay leaves to garnish

Preheat oven to 325 F

In a pan fry onion and grated apple till lightly browned. Add all the spices, garlic and fry for 2 mins to cook out the spice. Add minced beef and brown slightly.
Remove from heat. Add the chopped apricots and sultanas now if using.
Soak bread in a little milk and crumble into the mince. Mix the beaten egg and bread well with mixture and put the mix in a glass dish or lasagna dish. Even out the mixture and press it firmly into the dish.

For the eggy topping:
2 eggs beaten
Half a cup of milk
salt
Mix milk and egg well add salt to season.

Bake the mix for 30 minutes then remove and pour over the eggy topping and stick a few lemon or bay leaves into the mince mix.
Bake further until eggy topping is set and light golden brown.

Serve with yellow rice, chutney and thin slices of banana. Add a tsp of turmeric when you boil the rice to make it yellow.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Years ago someone in one of my cooking classes gave me a similar recipe for Bobotie (she was also from South Africa). I have lost it! We really liked it, and I was hoping for another TNT recipe.

You must have read my thoughts.
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:14 AM   #3
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Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Years ago someone in one of my cooking classes gave me a similar recipe for Bobotie (she was also from South Africa). I have lost it! We really liked it, and I was hoping for another TNT recipe.

You must have read my thoughts.
I'm Glad I could be of service :) If you want any SA recipes just shout! P.S Most South Africans like myself add a splash of W/Sauce when browning the ground beef for extra meaty flavour :) Most of the recipes on the internet are put there by non South Africans and are not what we actually do
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I had to copy it for my recipe files! Thanks!
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I had to copy it for my recipe files! Thanks!
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Snip, you are a real treasure! I am definitely going to try this one.
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Snip, you are a real treasure! I am definitely going to try this one.
You guys are all so sweet :) I love being able to share some of my culture and it's really nice when it's something people look forward to trying!
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Snip, you are a real treasure! I am definitely going to try this one.
You'll love it, Laurie. Bobotie is delicious!
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I will have to try this soon too!

There is a South African market about 30 miles from here. I have been wanting to go there and see what they have. Now I know where to turn when I find some interesting new ingredients there!
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I will have to try this soon too!

There is a South African market about 30 miles from here. I have been wanting to go there and see what they have. Now I know where to turn when I find some interesting new ingredients there!
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Let me know what you find!
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Bobotie Alla Odette (South African Recipe) This is my version of a SA traditional meal. This is a Cape Malay dish :) It's a curried mince beef bake topped with eggy topping and served with yellow rice. Hope you guys like it! 1.3 pounds of ground beef 1 large onion thinly sliced 1 apple peeled and grated Handful of Dried apricots chopped 2 tsps of curry powder 1 tsp of turmeric 1/2 tsp of ground cloves 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon 1 tsp of crushed garlic salt and pepper to taste 2 slices of white bread crusts cut off 2 eggs beaten Milk to soak the bread Oil for frying For the topping 2 eggs beaten 1/2 cup of milk salt Lemon or bay leaves to garnish Preheat oven to 325 F In a pan fry onion and grated apple till lightly browned. Add all the spices, garlic and fry for 2 mins to cook out the spice. Add minced beef and brown slightly. Remove from heat. Add the chopped apricots and sultanas now if using. Soak bread in a little milk and crumble into the mince. Mix the beaten egg and bread well with mixture and put the mix in a glass dish or lasagna dish. Even out the mixture and press it firmly into the dish. For the eggy topping: 2 eggs beaten Half a cup of milk salt Mix milk and egg well add salt to season. Bake the mix for 30 minutes then remove and pour over the eggy topping and stick a few lemon or bay leaves into the mince mix. Bake further until eggy topping is set and light golden brown. Serve with yellow rice, chutney and thin slices of banana. Add a tsp of turmeric when you boil the rice to make it yellow. 3 stars 1 reviews
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