Bobotie Recipe

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Bobotie

Jackie Brink

By
@jackieb7205

If South Africa had a national dish, this would be it. As with all
popular dishes with a long history, every cook has her own
secrets as to its preparation, so use this recipe as your starting
point rather than gospel.


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Serves:

4 to 6

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

3 Tbsp
butter
1
onion, thinly sliced
1
apple, peeled, cored, and diced
2 lb
chopped or ground beef
2 slice
bread, soaked in milk
1
egg, beaten
1/2 c
raisins
1/4 c
slivered almonds
2 Tbsp
lemon juice
2 Tbsp
curry powder
1/2 tsp
turmeric
6
bay (laurel) leaves
1 egg mixed with 1 cup milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat the butter in a skillet over moderate heat and saute the onion
and apple until tender but not brown, about 5 minutes.
2
Add the
beef and cook until browned. Squeeze the milk from the bread,
discard the milk, and add the bread to the meat mixture, stirring
and mashing it to mix it well.
3
Remove from the heat and add the
beaten egg, raisins, almonds, lemon juice, curry powder, and
turmeric, stirring to combine.
4
Place the mixture in a greased baking
dish and place the bay leaves vertically in the mixture. Bake in a
preheated 325F (165C) oven for 40 minutes.
5
Pour the egg and milk
mixture over the meat mixture and bake an additional 15 minutes.
Remove the bay leaves before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: African