Perlemoen on the Coals

Flat-bottomed Potjie
Serves: 2
Cooking Time: 1 hour
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1 perlemoen
15 ml butter
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
5 button mushrooms, sliced
15 ml grated Cheddar cheese
2 rashers bacon
30 ml chopped fresh parsley


  • Cut perlemoen from shell, remove viscera and scrub clean.
  • Gently pound perlemoen until limp.
  • Place half the butter on a piece of foil, shiny side up.
  • Place perlemoen on top of butter and season well.
  • Arrange mushrooms and cheese on top, then bacon.
  • Dot with remaining butter and sprinkle parsley over.
  • Fold foil over to make a parcel, then place in potjie.
  • Bake over a slow fire for about 1 hour.
  • Remove from potjie, unwrap and serve with bread.
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