Monday, January 4, 2016
19TH CENTURY RECIPE: BOBOTIE..never heard of it?...well you are missing out on something fantastic
This is a very economical dish that easily feeds 3-4 with mashed potatoes and greens
2 thick slices bread
1 cup milk
1 cup minced onion
2 tbsp butter
1/4 cup raisins
1 pound raw, lean, minced beef
2 tbsp shredded or chopped almonds (or any chopped raw nut)
2 tbsp wine or apple juice
2 tsp sugar
1 tbsp curry powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp any dried herb of choice (thyme, oregano, basil, mint)
ground black pepper to taste
2 tsp lemon juice
2 large eggs beaten
PREHEAT OVEN 350F MIDDLE SHELF
1 WELL BUTTERED DEEP OVENPROOF CASSEROLE
1) Soak the bread in the milk, and then squeeze out excess, put bread aside.. keep the milk for later.
2) Saute the onion in the melted butter, then add the bread, dried fruit, beef, almonds, wine, herbs, salt & pepper, cook through then add the curry powder and lemon juice, cook for 2-3 mins then remove from heat & add 1 tbsp beaten egg.
3) Pour into the buttered casserole.
4) Top with the remaining egg & milk mixed well together.
5) Bake 1 - 1 1/2 hours or until top is golden and set.
Serve warm from dish or allow to cool and serve in slices at room temp.
Variations: add any fresh chopped vegetables when you first saute the onions.
This is also wonderful when cooked dried legumes are added along with the herbs and flavorings.
I imagine this dish originated in India, and may have originally been vegetarian, so go ahead and omit the beef and use any cooked beans, chickpeas, navy beans, red kidney beans, the results will be just as good and more healthy.
This is wonderful when you mix 2 tbsp peanut butter in a little milk and add this before baking.