WE ASKED: What’s your No. 1 tip for mak­ing potjie?

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Make sure there are no coals on the in­side of the legs un­der the belly (the low­est sec­tion of the pot). This way, your pot won’t burn. You can safely add more coals, as long as they re­main on the out­side of the legs. – Michael J Wil­cox

Potjie is fairly easy to make but stay­ing sober dur­ing the cook­ing process is the hard part! So take it easy with the dop. – Al­wyn Bos­man

Start early and don’t rush. The longer the bet­ter. Just made an ox­tail potjie in the bush and ended up eat­ing at 10pm! – Ni­cholas Wes­sels

Leave a potato on top of the lid when ev­ery­thing else is in the pot. If this potato is done then the rest should be done. – Peet Buys

Leave the potjie man/woman alone – they know what they’re do­ing. Don’t mess with the chef, just pour them an­other drink! – Liesel Stein­berg

Clean the pot prop­erly be­fore start­ing. Peo­ple don’t re­alise how filthy their pots are usu­ally. – Stan Louw

No coals un­der the pot. Hang it if you can and don’t stir the potjie – it’s not a cup of cof­fee. – An­to­nio Farao

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