1945Outspan 20 July 37The Transvaal Bushveld can boast the best cooking in South Africa..but the best kop-en-pooitjies comes from the Karroo.
1958A. JacksonTrader on Veld 43During the summer the main fare was mutton and mutton again, but the by-products were by no means uninteresting — the ‘kop en pootjes’ (head and trotters), the tripe, liver, kidney and ‘kaains’.
1973Farmer’s Weekly 25 Apr. 101Kop en pootjies (sheep’s head and trotters) and pens en pootjies (tripe and trotters) are two more traditional dishes of the Cape which may be classified as stews — but what stews!
1979M. ParkesWheatlands 49The dogs and cats enjoying a feast of ‘kop en pooitjies’ which had found its way to the floor in the pot in which it had been cooking on the stove.
1985T. Baron inFrontline Feb. 30Hardened farmers stood back in awe at the sight of our attack on Mrs Paxton’s kop en pootjies, or rather the kop en pootjies she had been cooking for the past couple of days.
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