Middlecut Bobotie
40 MINUTES
SERVES 6-8

Ingredients

  • 2 x 425g cans Saldanha Middlecut OR Pilchards
  • 3 slices wholewheat bread
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp curry powder OR curry paste
  • 3 tbsp apricot jam
  • ¼ cup chutney
  • 2 extra large eggs, beaten
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Topping:

  • 2 extra large eggs
  • ½ cup cream or milk
  • 3 bay leaves

Method

  1. Drain and break middlecut or pilchards into large pieces.
  2. Soak bread in milk.
  3. Heat the oil and fry the onion until soft.
  4. Add the curry powder and fry for 1 minute.
  5. Add the middlecut or pilchards, bread, jam, chutney and two beaten eggs.
  6. Mix all together and season to taste.
  7. Place in a greased casserole dish.
  8. For the topping, beat the eggs and milk together.
  9. Pour over the bobotie.
  10. Stick the bay leaves into the bobotie.
  11. Bake in a preheated oven at 180˚C for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  12. Garnish with slices of lemon or parsley.

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