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Bobotie, traditional South African cuisine!

Bobotie is one of the oldest and proudest South African recipes. He was influenced and inspired by the slaves who came to South Africa. They brought their great spices and flavors with them, and the Bobotie was invented!


2 large onions

2 butter spoons

1 thick slice of white bread

1 cup of milk

1 kg of lamb (minced meat can be used as a substitute)

2 ½ tablespoons strong curry powder

1 teaspoon turmeric

2 tablespoons apricot jam

2 almonds, quartered

¼ cup lemon juice (or vinegar)

2 teaspoons of salt

½ teaspoon white pepper

¼ cup seedless raisins

1 grated green apple

10 dried apricots, soaked and sliced ​​(or apricot jam)

4 lemon leaves or dried bay leaves

2 eggs


1. Preheat the oven to 180 ° C. Sauté the onions in the butter.

2. Soak the bread in half the milk and mash with a fork.

3. Mix the meat with all the ingredients except the eggs, the rest of the milk and the bay leaves / lemon.

4. Put the mixture in a baking dish. Push the lemon / bay leaves on top.

5. Cover and bake for about 40 minutes.

6. Beat the eggs and milk and pour over the meat. Raise it slightly to allow the egg to enter the bobotie. Bake until golden brown on top (about 15 to 20 minutes).

To serve:

Serve the bobotie with yellow rice and raisins. Side dishes that go great with bobotie and yellow rice are vegetables like green beans and sweet potatoes, or try potato salad.

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