Pork & Apple Potjie

Potjie No: 4
Serves: 6 – 8
Cooking Time: 2 hours
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50 g cake flour
Salt and pepper
5 ml thyme
1 kg stewing pork, deboned and cubed
2 onions, sliced
3 stalks celery, sliced
250 ml chicken stock
250 ml apple juice
6 small potatoes, peeled and halved
500 ml frozen baby carrots or fresh carrots, chopped
2 green apples, skinned, cored and diced

125 ml maize meal
Pinch salt
250 ml water
1 egg, whisked
60 g cake flour
5 ml baking powder
397 g sweet corn, drained

Season the cake flour with salt, pepper and thyme.
Roll the meat in the flour mixture until well coated.
Heat the oil in the potjie and sauté the onion and celery until soft.
Add the meat and brown.
Add the stock and apple juice and simmer until the meat is nearly done.
Add the potatoes and simmer until nearly done.
Finally, add the carrots and diced apple and simmer until all the ingredients are tender and a thick sauce has formed.
In the meantime, prepare the dumplings and place them on top of all the ingredients in the pot 30 minutes before the end of cooking time.
To make the dumplings, blend the maize meal, salt and water and bring to the boil. Cook until the ‘dough’ begins to thicken, stirring continuously.
Remove from the heat and rapidly stir in the egg.
Sift the cake flour and baking powder together and add to the maize meal mixture.
Stir well.
Finally, add the sweet corn and blend well.
Drop spoonfuls of the mixture on top of the ingredients in the pot and simmer for 30 minutes or until the dumplings are done.

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