Best South African Food – Top 10 Dishes


Potjiekos is a one-pot South African dish. Do not call it a stew though as traditional South African cooks will surely give you a severe frown. They are quick to point out that Potjiekos is cooked with very little water and is not stirred.

In the preparation of Potjiekos, the cook places a potjie, a cast iron, three-legged pot, on an outside fire.  Meat, potatoes, vegetable, a few spices and a little alcohol go in the pot in a precise order. During all of this, the cook does not stir the pot and adds little to no water. The potjiekos takes from 3-6 hours and when completed is served with rice or pasta.

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