If you are a South-African living abroad, I am sure one thing that you really miss is South-Africa’s traditional food!?
My sister-in-law and her family live in Delft, Holland. They love Holland and the lifestyle. My SIL started her own Montessori school almost two years ago and her husband is a professor at a local university. Her oldest daughter studies medicine and the younger one is still at school. They have been living in Delft for sixteen years and they are very happy.
They miss two things about living in South Africa. The first is definitely their family. The second one is our food. They yearn for biltong, koeksisters, melktert and like with everyone Mrs Balls Chutney. But most of all they really want boerewors!
My SiL started to make her own boerewors, with my mother-in-law’s recipe and her trusted Kenwood Chef. Initially she could find the boerewors casings at a butchery but it started becoming almost impossible. My SiL decided that she will just have to make the boerewors without the casings!
So, if you are longing for boerewors, make your own!
- 600g freshly minced beef
- 600g freshly minced pork
- 150g finely cubed pork fat
- 30ml whole coriander seeds
- 1ml grounded nutmeg
- 1ml grounded cloves
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- 50ml white wine vinegar
- Mix the minced beef, minced pork and cubed pork fat.
- Toast the coriander seeds and grind finely. Mix with the nutmeg and cloves and mix into the meat mixture.
- Season with salt and pepper and mix the vinegar in.
- Form into patties and refrigerate for 24 hours.
- Braai over coals, in the oven or in a pan until cooked to your liking.
- Serve with pap (traditional South African porridge made from mielie-meal) and tomato and onion sauce.