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Bobotie (boh-boo-tee)
Beef Curry
2 1/2 Tbls. butter
1 Tbls. Vegetable oil
2 Medium-sized Onions (coarsely chopped)
1 Garlic Clove (finely Chopped)
1 1/2 Tbls. Curry Powder
2 oz. Shredded Almonds
4 oz. Sultanas or Raisins
1 tsp. Mixed Herbs
Juice of 1/2 Lemon
1 tsp. Salt
1 Tbls. Sugar
1 Tbls. Wine Vinegar
1/2 tsp. Black Pepper
2 lb. Lean Minced (ground) Beef
3 Thick Slices White Bread
10 fluid oz. Milk
2 eggs lightly beaten (separately)


Preheat the oven to moderate heat - 350 degrees F, gas mark 4, or 180 degrees C.

Grease a large, deep pie dish with 1/2 Tbls. butter.

In a small frying pan, melt the remaining butter and oil. When the foam subsides, add the onion and garlic to the pan and fry over a moderate heat until onions are lightly browned.

Remove the onions and garlic from the pan and place them in a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle the curry powder over the onions and add the almonds, sultanas, mixed herbs, lemon juice, salt, sugar, vinegar, pepper and meat. Mix well by hand.

Soak the bread in the milk, squeeze the milk from the bread and mash the bread into the meat mixture together with one of the beaten eggs. Turn the mixture into the buttered pie dish and press down with the back of a spoon.

If necessary add a little extra milk to make up the remaining milk to 6 fl. oz.

Beat the remaining egg into the milk with a whisk. Pour the milk and egg mixture over the meat in the pie dish.

Stand the pie dish in a pan of water and bake for about 1 hour, or until the the top of the Bobotie is light golden brown and firm to the touch.

Serve with rice and a mixed salad.

Preparation Time: 1/2 hour Serves: 4
Recipe Origin: South Africa
Submitted by:
Mr Bones

United Kingdom
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