I saw a recipe for Bobotie (a South African dish) in the paper and decided to try it. The cooking method was an unusual one for me and the ingredients were a bit unusual too. While my better half said he liked it, I found the flavours to be a little unappealing. I also didn't really like the eggy layer on top.
So I decided to post about the dish in case I did something wrong or someone has a better recipe.
Beef mince (500g)
½ shallot – finely chopped
1 baby leek – finely chopped
Granny Smith Apple
White wine vinegar (2 Tablespoons)
Turmeric (1 teaspoon)
Curry powder (2 tablespoons)
2 slices of bread (soaked in milk and then drained)
½ cup chutney (store-bought nectarine chutney)
Salt & pepper
For the topping:
½ cup cream
¼ tsp salt
4-5 bay leaves
50g almond flakes
Mix all the first list of ingredients together in the base of a casserole dish.
Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees C
Mix the cream, eggs and salt in another bowl and when well combined pour this over the top of the meat mixture. Sprinkle almonds on top and then put bay leaves in a pattern on top.
Put the casserole dish into a bigger roasting pan half filled with water. Cook with the lid on the casserole dish for 1 hour.