Traditional South African Bobotie

Traditional South African Bobotie

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

Bobotie, the national dish of South Africa, is a hearty stew made from a mixture of spiced meat and dried fruit baked with a creamy, egg-based topping, and often served with rice. This recipe is an adaptation from Boschendal.

6
Servings
456
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • large onions, finely chopped
  • large cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2  Tablespoons  olive oil
  • 1  Tablespoon  curry powder
  • slice day-old white bread
  • 1  Cup  whole milk
  • eggs
  • 1  Teaspoon  sugar
  • 1  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  freshly ground black better
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  turmeric
  • Juice of one large lemon
  • 12  blanched almonds, chopped
  • 1/2  Cup  raisins
  • pieces of lemon rind
  • 2  Pounds  minced lamb
  • Cooked white rice, for serving

Directions

In a sauté pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and brown lightly. Add the curry powder, stir and cook gently for approximately two minutes. Remove from heat.

Separately, soak the bread in the milk and squeeze dry, saving the milk. In a large mixing bowl, add the onion mixture to the bread plus all remaining ingredients except one egg and the saved milk. Mix well.

Prepare a baking dish with butter. Evenly pack the Bobotie mixture into the prepared baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for one hour.

Remove the dish from the oven. Beat the remaining egg with 1/8 cup of the saved milk and pour over the top of the meat mixture. Bake an additional 15 to 20 minutes until the custard is set and the top is a golden brown. Serve with rice.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
27g
39%
Sugar
9g
10%
Saturated Fat
14g
58%
Cholesterol
111mg
37%
Carbohydrate, by difference
17g
13%
Protein
37g
80%
Vitamin A, RAE
29µg
4%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
79mg
8%
Choline, total
11mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
18µg
5%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
52mg
16%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Phosphorus, P
271mg
39%
Selenium, Se
15µg
27%
Sodium, Na
114mg
8%
Water
129g
5%
Zinc, Zn
6mg
75%

African Shopping Tip

Choose raw fruits, vegetables, and meats, and unprocessed foods.

African Cooking Tip

Substitute butter for olive oil, and bake, broil, or grill instead of fry.

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