Bacon and Green Pea Potjiekos

This bacon and green pea potjiekos recipe is a great way to use some tasty ingredients and prepare a good old traditional south african delicacy in a cast iron pot on hot coals. 

Potjiekos consists of savory dishes that usually contain meat and vegetables and is prepared outdoors in a cast iron pot (potjie) that is available in different sizes. Potjiekos is usually cooked on low heat that is provided by the coals of just a few coals of wooden logs. It doesn't contain a lot of water and it is important to be able to add or remove coals during the cooking process to keep the heat at just the right level. This way of preparing meals goes back to the middle of the 17th century when the Dutch and Malay people started to settle on the Cape and introduced new ways of food preparation to the land.

 Recipe inspired by a German pea soup recipe from “aladin013”. You can find the link to her recipe in German language here 

Presented by: C&S



Preparation time: 20 minutes 
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Cooking time: 45 minutes
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Resting time: 0 minutes
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Total time needed: 65 minutes
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Grade of Difficulty: easy


Ingredients


  • 700 gram / 24.7 ounces fresh garden peas
  • 200 gram 7 ounces bacon, chopped into pieces 
  •  150 gram / 5.3 ounces bacon 3 Mettenden (Smoked German sausages) or 3 smoked sausages of your choice 
  • 1 Cabanossi sausage or other smoked sausage of your choice 
  •  2 potatoes, diced 
  •  1 stem of leeks, chopped  
  •  2 medium sized onions, chopped 
  •  3 cloves of garlic, chopped 
  • 100 gram / 3.5 ounces celery, chopped 
  • 500 ml / 2 cups beef stock  
  • 500 ml / 2 cups water 
  • 3 tbs. fresh coriander leaves ½ a cayenne pepper, chopped 
  • 2 tbs. fruit chutney 
  • 3 tbs. olive oil 
  • Black pepper from the mill, freshly ground 
  • Salt to taste



Directions
for
Bacon and green pea potjiekos

  • Place potjie on coals 
  • Add the oil and let it heat up for a minute
  • Next add onions and let them fry for a few minutes with the lid on the pot
  • When the onions start to change color add the bacon, garlic, potatoes and celery, stir briefly and cover pot again with lid
  • After 5 minutes add the beef stock and the water and let everything boil gently for 20 minutes. Take 
  • the lid of a few times during this time to check that the ingredients are still boiling.
  • Now add the green peas, cover the pot again and let them boil for 5 minutes.
  • Finally add the smoked sausages and coriander leaves and let them boil for another 7 to 8 minutes.
  • Take pot of the heat and serve the potjiekos hot with fresh bread or rolls...



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