South-African Bobotjie

Alright, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here… I have two new recipes ready for you, this one here and a second one I will post in the near future, which will be my FIRST dessert post!

This recipe is a South-African version of a meatloaf, which is an absolute killer! It’s called bobotjie (or just bobotie in english).
The dish is actually a curry spiced meatloaf covered with an egg-based mixture. It is very easy to make and, except for the baking part, it requires no time or skills whatsoever… The only hard thing is waiting for it to finish baking in the oven! 😀

I’d suggest you go ahead and give this one a try. This could be one of the dishes you can include in your normal day to day meals.

As how to serve? I tried serving this with just some turmeric rice and some spinach with squashed banana mixed in, which worked perfectly together!

Ingredients:
serves 4

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  • 1 kg lamb or beef mince
  • 2 onions
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 slices white bread
  • 250ml milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 heaped Ts mild curry powder
  • 1½ Ts sugar (I use raw cane sugar)
  • 2 ts salt
  • ½ ts pepper
  • ½ Ts turmeric
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • handful of almonds, roughly chopped
  • 4 bay leaves
  • optional: ½ cup dried raisins (I leave them out)

Preparation:

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Finely chop the onions and the garlic, then add them to a large surfaced pot with some butter. Fry them until softened
  • Add the minced meat and break it up with a spatula while frying it until it’s nice and golden
  • Soak the bread in the milk
  • Squeeze out the milk and squash the bread
  • Mix every ingredient with the meat,onion and garlic mix, except for 1 egg, half of the milk and the bay leaves
  • Put this mix in a greased up baking tray
  • Roll up the bay leaves (if they break, soak them in hot water first) and stick the rolls upwards in and around the mix
  • Put the baking tray in the oven for about 15 minutes
  • Whisk up the egg and the remaining milk and pour this over the boboti
  • Put the boboti back in the over for about 30 minutes
  • Serve!
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