slaphakskeentjies, noun

Forms:
Also slaphaksteentjies.
Plurals:
unchanged.
Origin:
Afrikaans, DutchShow more Afrikaans, slap see slap + hakskeen heel (Dutch hak heel + scheen shin) + diminutive suffix -ie + plural -s.
a. plural noun Onions cooked in a sauce, served as a salad.
1977 Fair Lady 8 June (Suppl.) 38Slaphakskeentjies (Weak heels — boiled onions with egg sauce).
1990 Style July 18A buffet of hors d’oeuvres made up of dishes which sing with the robust flavours of traditional Cape food: smoked snoek and moskonfyt, fragrant pickled fish, marinated mushrooms, mussels and calamari — and slaphaksteentjies, those delicious little baked onions.
b. noncount. Onion salad.
1978 M. Van Biljon in Sunday Times 24 Dec. (Mag. Sect.) 1Salads, beetroot, tomato..and ‘slaphakskeentjies’ which, for those who don’t know, is a salad of small onions in a sweet-sour sauce.
1981 S.J.A. De Villiers Cook & Enjoy It (1991) 289Cooked onion salad (‘slaphakskeentjies’)...Serve hot as a vegetable or cold as a salad.
1986 M. Van Wyk Cooking the S. Afr. Way 35Onion Salad (Slaphakskeentjies).
Onions cooked in a sauce, served as a salad.
Onion salad.

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