potjie, noun

Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, ‘little pot’ (see -ie).
A lidded, almost spherical cast-iron pot, made for use over an open fire; kaffir pot (offensive), see kaffir noun sense 2 e; three-legged (cooking) pot, see three-legged. Also attributive, and figurative.
1985 Cape Times 19 Aug.Have fun out of doors cooking the traditional way with a potjie.
1986 E. Prov. Herald 23 May 10 (advt)Potjie No. 2. Traditional 3 legged Cast Iron R25,99.
1986 C. Kirstein Best S. Afr. Braai Recipes 84Bring the milk, water and salt to the boil in a potjie over hot coals.
1987 Weekend Post 28 Nov. (Property Post) 11The potjie is also widely used by the Malay population as well as the black nations in their traditional kraal environments...The average potjie, being made of cast iron.., is subject to rusting, especially if left out on the coals overnight.
1989 H. Goosen in S. Afr. Panorama Feb. 17Potjie cuisine is..no novelty but dates back to the country’s early history.
1989 H. Goosen in S. Afr. Panorama Feb. 19The seafood potjie..was a winner.
1989 I. Jones Woman’s World Cookbk 61An excellent vegetable potjie dish...Lightly oil the potjie and layer the vegetables sprinkling each layer with the sauce.
1989 Sunday Times 17 Dec. 11Chief ingredient in the Pik potjie is political savvy. Then there’s tenacity, vigour, ambition.
1992 Weekend Post 8 Feb. (Leisure) 6I received a potjie as a Christmas present, and I’m looking forward to entering the world of potjiekos cooking.
A lidded, almost spherical cast-iron pot, made for use over an open fire; kaffir pot (offensive), see kaffirnoun2 e; three-legged (cooking) pot, see three-legged. Also attributive, and figurative.

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