Vegetable Potjie


Potjie No: 3
Serves: 6
Cooking Time: 2 hours
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5-6 medium potatoes
1 medium butternut squash
5 large carrots
2 ears of corn
1 small turnip or rutabaga
1 stalk celery
1/2 cup oil
2-3 onions
4-6 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon salt
Black pepper to taste
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoon dried basil
1 cup vegetable stock


  • Wash the vegetables and cut into chunks.
  • You can use any other hard winter vegetables that you like.
  • Heat the potjie over coals until a little bit warm, then add oil.
  • When oil is hot, lightly cook onions and garlic.
  • Arrange vegetables in layers on top of onion and garlic mixture.
  • The ones with the longest cooking times go on the bottom of the pot.
  • Sprinkle on the seasonings and herbs.
  • Pour stock over the final layer.
  • Cover the pot with its lid and simmer over campfire coals for 1.5 to 2 hours.
  • Leave the lid on until the cooking time is finished.
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