Melody’s Tripe

As promised, I asked Melody for her tripe recipe and she lovingly shared it with me.  She never gave specific measurements for any of the ingredients; depending on the quantities you are preparing, I think it is all very self explanatory.  So with no further ado…

Melody’s Tripe

Ingredients

Tripe cut into bite size pieces (fresh or frozen)
Water
Salt
Onions
White Sauce

Method

  1. Cook the tripe in a covered dish over night in a low oven (100°C) covered in water and salt to taste or until the tripe is tender.  Check periodically in case more liquid is required.
  2. Chop the onions and fry until soft.
  3. Make a white sauce.
  4. Remove any liquid from the tripe and stir in the onions and white sauce.
  5. Cook for a further hour.

Onion Marmalade

My recipe for Onion Marmalade calls for red wine vinegar which I did not have on hand at the very minute I wanted to make Onion Marmalade so I improvised using one third wine, one third sherry and one third brown vinegar – the gamble paid off.  I am thrilled with the end result and think I will always make it this way going forward, well until I don’t have one of the ingredients on hand that is.

Onion Marmalade

Ingredients

6 large onions thinly sliced
1 cup red wine – I used Pinotage
1 cup sherry
1 cup brown spirit vinegar
3 cups brown sugar
3 bay leaves – I used 6 fresh from the garden
5ml black pepper freshly ground

Method

  1. Place all the ingredients in a pot and bring to the boil.
  2. Simmer until almost all the liquid has evaporated.
  3. Once cooled, place in glass bottles and refrigerate.


Potato Bake

A potato bake is always a yummy side dish for a braai (barbecue) and there are no limits to ingredients you can add to personalise it.  I often use this recipe for winter braais when a salad just won’t do in the cold weather.

Potato Bake

Ingredients

4 large potatoes
1 packet cream of mushroom soup powder
2 garlic cloves crushed
1ml salt
Pinch cayenne pepper
1ml mustard powder
250ml cream
125ml milk
2 onions sliced and fried
1 packet bacon chopped and fried
250ml grated cheddar cheese

Method

  1. Boil the potatoes in their jackets until just done.  Peel and slice.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  3. Mix together the soup, garlic, salt, pepper, mustard powder, cream and milk.
  4. Layer the potatoes in a casserole dish alternatively with the onions, bacon and the cream mixture.
  5. Top with the grated cheese and bake in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes.


Quails with Onions

This lovely quick and easy recipe is perfectly paired with potato croquettes and green beans.

Quails with Onions

 

Ingredients

4 Quails
Butter for frying
4 large onions
125ml liquid cream
Salt and pepper to taste

Method

  1. Fry the quails in the butter until golden (not cooked through).
  2. Cut the onions into large chunks and place over the quails and cover.
  3. Turn the heat down to a minimum and cook for 25 to 30 minutes until the onions are not over the quails but amongst the quails.
  4. Add the cream to make a sauce.  
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.

 

Submitted by:  Patricia Piper, Mauritius