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  1. Bobotie, now that brings back memories.
    Although we can get Ostrich meat in Calgary, it would be so convenient to buy it at the grocery shop.
    Love your braai!

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    • Thanks Tok, Dave wanted a ‘man’s’ braai for socializing around and so he built it himself 🙂

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  2. Oh Tandy, we were in SA las year and did not had bootie…now I must go back so I have a chance to try this dish…looks delicious, very flavorful!
    Hope you are having a great week 😀

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    • Thank you Juliana – this is a very typical Afrikaans dish 🙂

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  3. WOW! I have never tried Bobote or ostrich egg… I feel that I am a gourmet failure!!! It looks very delicious too!
    Good luck with the competition 🙂
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    • Thank you Julie! I wonder if ostrich tastes the same as Emu? Have a super day 🙂

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  4. the mielie cakes look great–will have to try it soon–i just love the flavour of mealies–

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    • It tasted so good I even made some for work 🙂

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  5. Looks delicious, Tandy! Good job 😉

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    • thank you! And welcome home 🙂

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  6. It is always interesting to learn of traditional foods from other parts of the world. Thanks Tandy for sharing your recipe.

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    • Thank you for the visit Karen 🙂

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  7. I love Bobotie and have never had it with ostrich sausage. That is really interesting. What brand of Chutney are you using?

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    • We had to use the Pick N Pay brand for the challenge. I usually make my own so that it is sugar free 🙂

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  8. What a delightful SA recipe! I first ‘met’ the dish in its lamb version some three decades ago and it was quite my ‘party piece’ as a young married here in Australia. Recipe from the best cookery book series Time-Life ever put out! That one suggested raisins as the fruit and also had me stick fresh lemon or lime leaves into the casserole dish ere putting it into the oven. Shall have to try your version . . . thanks!!

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    • Hi Eha, that is the original version of bobotie which I make when I can get lamb at a decent price. It is a great winter dish and perfect for a dinner party 🙂

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      • All my US foodie friends laugh: we are the supposedly ‘the sheep country’ but at least I cannot afford the ‘good cuts’ – last I looked frenched lamb cutlets were $A26/kilo at the local supermarket!!

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        • Oh my, and I thought lamb was expensive here. We also farm lamb locally and we can pay up to $A17/kilo! I object to paying that much and to make matters worse, frozen NZ lamb is cheaper – go figure?

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          • All my US friends laugh that they get ours at far cheaper prices also! I guess we have to get the ‘export coin’: oh well that too is important!! I have got around it in one way: our supermarket butchers now cut up the lamb to provide what they call ‘shoulder steaks’: at aboout $A12-14 per kilo and it is soft as butter when marinated and grilled!! Taking into a/c the local beef, pork and especially chicken prices: no way can I afford the better lamb!!!

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          • I shall keep on eye out here for shoulder steaks – I am sure that will make a great mince 🙂

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  9. Oh I loved the bototie that I had in SA! You’ve brought back memories Tandy and I love seeing the photo of you making it too 😀
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    • Can you see me squinting in to the sun? I am glad I brought back memories for you 🙂

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  10. Ostrich! How fabulous – I’ve never tasted THAT before! And that’s a very lovely photo of you Tandy, despite the howling winds! 🙂

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    • Thank you so much Celia, it is quite the natural looking unposed photo 🙂

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  11. How awesome to incorporate ostrich! I wonder where I could find it here..gonna do some research =)

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    • Let me know if you find it – I believe that ostrich is farmed in some parts of the US 🙂

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  12. Sounds like a hearty meal! I’ve heard of bobotie but have never had it. Very cool that you used ostrich sausage!

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    • It is very hearty and maybe next time I will try making a vegetarian version 🙂

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  13. Sounds to be a really delicious and, to me, very unusual dish. Ostriches are thin on the ground in the Vendee:)

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    • I have never seen ostrich anywhere in France 😉

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  14. wow I’ve never heard of bobotie before, or tried ostrich meat. Very interesting indeed

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    • Thank you Lisa, you can make this dish with lamb which is traditional 🙂

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  15. Love the idea of everything Tandy – super tasty meal. I must confess though to never having made bobotie before!
    🙂 Mandy xo

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    • It is such a great dish for winter Mandy 🙂

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  16. Looks Yum, Tandy 🙂

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    • Thanks Michelle 🙂

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  17. I love reading about dishes which are completely new to me! And it’s lovely to see a photo of you in action 🙂

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    • Thank you Tanya – I nearly didn’t put the photo into the post 🙂

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  18. Looks good and I like the sound of your mealie meal cakes. I’d also wondered about making bobotie but then I couldn’t get any ostrich sausage, so I had to go vegetarian!
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    • I was so pleased with the mealie meal cakes that I might even try and make ordinary mealie meal again 🙂

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  19. I’m drooling over this as I type Tandy! Looks scrumptious! 🙂

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    • thank you so much Anne 🙂

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  20. Look yummy! You have total dedication! I had to wait until last minute as we had rain, so I couldn’t braai. But luckily all done and dusted! Now for the next challenge 🙂 looking forward to see what you made with the pilchards

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    • At least now I know I can braai – helps to have a new skill 😉

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