Hearty Potjiekos to warm you up this winter
For some reason having a hearty stew or potjie on a cold day makes it taste so much better! The smell of all the delicious ingredients blending together sets the stage for the perfect family meal.
· Olive oil
· 2 – 3 sliced Ox tails
· 250 g diced bacon
· 2 large chopped onions
· 3 – 4 large diced carrots
· 1 clove chopped garlic
· 1 can peeled tomatoes
· Black pepper
· 4 bay leaves
· 1 kg baby potatoes
· 300 ml good red wine
· 250 ml cream
Step one: Season oxtail with salt and black pepper. Heat up a number 3 potjie and coat with olive oil. Add oxtail and bacon and cook until brown. Remove for the pot and set aside.
Step 2: Add onions, carrots, garlic, tomatoes, bay leaves and wine to the potjie and bring to boil. Re-add oxtail and bacon and season with salt, black pepper and thyme. Cook for 3 hours.
Step 3: Add baby potatoes and cook for 15 minutes.
Step 4: Add cream and cook for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let it rest for 15 minutes.
Serve with rice, vegetables and a bottle of your favourite red wine.