tasseltjies, noun

Also tassalletjies /taˈsaləkis/.
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, tassal (see tassal) + -ie + plural -s.
1955 L.G. Green Karoo 104There is a..dish called tassalletjies which is made differently in almost every Cape district. I place it in the biltong class because some cooks dry the meat in the wind after it has been laid in vinegar. The strips of preserved meat hang from the rafters in the loft, like biltong, until they are required. Then they are grilled on the coals.
1979 Heard & Faull Our Best Trad. Recipes 55An exclusively South African product is..biltong — the same word in English and Afrikaans, although in old books tassel or tasseltjies is used (from the Portuguese tassalho); but strictly speaking tasseltjies means pickled meats.
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