Bobotie - South African Cape Malay Casserole

Recipe by Emjay99
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READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Soak the bread in the cup of milk, set aside.
  • In a large, non-stick skillet, brown the ground beef.
  • Add the onions, garlic, curry powder and turmeric and cook until the onions are soft.
  • Add sugar, vinegar, raisins, apple, salt and pepper.
  • Pour in water and gravy mixture and cook gently until it starts to thicken.
  • Remove from heat and cool slightly.
  • Gently squeeze excess milk from the bread (add the milk to the custard topping) and tear apart into chunks.
  • Fold into meat mixture together with the beaten egg.
  • Place the meat mixture into a greased 9 x 9" casserole dish and bake at 350°F for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool completely.
  • Prepare custard topping.
  • For the custard topping: beat together the milk, eggs and salt.
  • Gently pour over the cooled meat mixture.
  • Sprinkle with nutmeg and place bay leaves on top.
  • Return casserole to oven until the top is set- about 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Serve warm (not hot or better still, room temperature) alongside yellow rice and sambals on the side.
  • Cook rice in the usual manner adding turmeric and salt to the water.
  • Drain and fluff up, add almonds.
  • Place the sambals in small serving dishes and allow guests to help themselves.
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