Step 10: Recipe 1: Mutton Shank Potjie
1 kg mutton shank, sawn into slices
15 ml cooking oil
250 g onions, sliced
500 ml meat stock
500 g potatoes, sliced
250 g green beans
250 g baby marrows, sliced
250 g mushrooms, whole if small otherwise sliced
4 spring onions
250 g tomatoes, skinned and chopped
5 ml chopped fresh oregano or 2 ml dried
Pinch of ground cloves
1 ml paprika
15 ml fresh rosemary or 5 ml dried
Brown the shank pieces in the heated oil. Add the onion and sauté until transparent. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour the heated stock mixture over shank pieces. Turn down the heat. Arrange vegetables on top of meat in the following order from top to bottom:
potatoes, green beans, baby marrows, mushrooms and spring onions.
Spoon the chopped tomato on top of the vegetables. Sprinkle with oregano, cloves, paprika and rosemary. Cover with the lid and simmer for about 2 hours. Do not stir during cooking process!
NOTE: Use a big enough "potjie" for all the ingredients. A No.3 pot should do, take about 2 hours to prepare and feed about 4 people.