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    Oxtail Potjie
    (Serves 12)
    You will need the following:
    • No.3 Cast Iron Potjie Pot
    • 2 – 2.5kg Oxtail
    • 1 pack bacon
    • 10-15 baby potatoes
    • 3 large onions
    • 3 Large tomatoes
    • Frozen Peas
    • 1 green pepper
    • 4 cloves of garlic (crushed)
    • Carrots (Pack of baby carrots or about 7 large ones)
    • 2 packets of fresh mushrooms (chopped)
    • 3 tbsp Olive oil
    • 1 Black Label Beer
    • 1 beef/oxtail stock cube
    • 15 ml mixed herbs fresh or dried
    • Ground pepper, salt, aromat
    • Worcester / Soya sauce
    • Oxtail or Brown Onion or Mushroom soup
    Method
    1. Brown the bacon and onions on high heat in Olive oil and remove once done
    2. Brown the oxtail on high heat (while drinking half the Black Label)
    3. When the Black Label is ½, the meat should be brown, add the rest of the beer to the pot with a few dashes of Worcester sauce, beef stock cube, herbs, spices and garlic simmer for 2 hours (it mustn’t be boiling, just simmering)
    4. After 2 hours, give the meat a stir then pack the sliced onions and bacon on top of the meat, then the potatoes, (sprinkle aromat and some herbs on the potates), then add the carots. Make sure that the lid is always replaced after adding ingredients. Allow to cook further for another 1 hour
    5. Add the tomatoes, green pepper and peas and allow to cook for another 1 hour
    6. Add the 2 packs of mushrooms (chopped in ½ or Ό’s) and ½ pack of soup powder mixed in 100ml of water first and allow to simmer for 15 minutes (this is about the time you put your rice on)
    7. When the 15 minutes are up now you can give the pot a good stir mixing all the ingredients, then leave to simmer for another 15 minutes then take the pot inside and leave to stand while you get your salads, plates, rice etc ready.
    8. Eat and Enjoy!
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    I've never understood the appeal of oxtail potjie. I've had loads, and while it's tasty, that meat on the bone story puts me off big rime, no matter how soft the meat, or how much it falls off.. This recioemsounds great, but I'd replace with beef cubes..
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    SWAMBO does this in the pressure cooker, then when the oxtail is ready, the dumpling go in.

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    Yep, a pressure cooker and oxtail are twins in our house. We just remove most of the fat as that is one thing I can not, or may not eat.
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    The pressure cooker is one of the essentials for a trip.

    Oxtail
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    Quote Originally Posted by petermoffat View Post
    that meat on the bone story puts me off big rime,
    No meat on bone ? - Eish.

    That means no t-bone, skaaptjoppie, lamb shank, pork tjop, ribs ect. EISH !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rico

    No meat on bone ? - Eish.

    That means no t-bone, skaaptjoppie, lamb shank, pork tjop, ribs ect. EISH !!!!
    Those have a meat to bone ratio that I find acceptable
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    I did an oxtail potjie on Saturday, no 14 pot, 10kg meat about 30 -35 portions, kept it as simple as possible, meat and onion cooked for 4 hours, potatoes, carrots, babymarrows and mushrooms in turn during the last 90 minutes, salt, pepper and stock, beautifull. People bought a ticket and then walked around and picked where they wanted to eat.

    Didn't win, the exotic pots with the fancy ingredients did the winning but my pot was one of the first empty. Good enough for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petermoffat View Post
    Those have a meat to bone ratio that I find acceptable
    You had me worried for a moment.

    Thought the next thing you might do is to turn vegetarian or worse - jump out of the closet he he he.

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    As an alternative, replace beer with red wine and water with whiskey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petermoffat View Post
    Those have a meat to bone ratio that I find acceptable
    I think you might want to reconcider where you buy your oxtail. Trust me get good oxtail and you will have equal meat and more than bone. Great oxtail gives you 2:1 ratio in meat and even more.

    Best oxtail in size ever was a 50g bone delivering a whopping 150g meat! Now this means that if you are able to eat a 750 g T bone you would eat 5 oxtail pieces for same quantity.

    I will one day drop my Biltong and 4 cheeses Potjie recipe for you okes. But first wanna have this oxtail NOW!

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    One day is not good enough, Eurard. We want it now!!!!

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    no no no first the oxtail!

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    What i love most about oxtail is its not about the amount of meat you eat, its the taste that cooks through the whole pot, that taste you dont get with other meat. Springbok potjie this weekend :-)
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    Kurt I agree. You don't even need to eat the meat. That juice (I dare not call it gravy) goes with dumplings, rice, pap, you name it.
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    Ah still need to try the dumplings, any tips?
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    Actually quite easy.

    Get some muffin doug. Then just before you are ready to serve, you mix the dough and put them into the pot, in little balls, on the top of the sauce, for about 5min in the pressure cooker. Done.
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