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Typical South African Potjie – Vegetables

Posted by on Apr 10, 2012 in Charcott Blog, Recipes


2 Onions


Olive oil

Potatoes x 4 cut into chunks

1 Butternut Squash cut into chunks

Pkt. French beans

Sweet Potatoes x 2 cut into chunks

Carrots x 4 peeled and sliced

Wedge of Pumpkin cut into chunks

Thyme, Rosemary, Parsley (dried or fresh)

Dried apricots x 10

60ml orange or apple juice



1)  Into a cast iron pot over a slow burning wood fire (stove will do just as well!) brown the onions and garlic in oil until golden.  Remove from pot.

2)  Put the vegetables in separate layers in the pot and add herbs, dried apricots and fruit juice

3)  Replace onions and garlic

4)  Allow to slow cook over low flames for around one to one and a half hours until vegetables are soft