Tuesday, 18 September 2007

Proudly South African Week

Yesterday saw the start of Proudly South African Week. What is Proudly South African? I quote from their website :

Proudly South African is an exciting campaign to promote South African companies, products and services which are helping to create jobs and economic growth in our country.
Proudly South African is the way for every South African to do something concrete to support job creation, and help build our young nation.

I love things like this that promote our country and the wonderful things which we have to offer.
Now I know the jokes about you're in South Africa when striking workers show how angry they are by dancing. But despite all the trouble, you can still get together have a braai and watch your rugby team beat the English!

To celebrate this wonderful week, which ends on the 24th of September on Heritage Day (also National Braai Day), we had a practice run last night.

I made my Potato Salad. I know that every family has their own special potato salad and I admit that served in your home it is the best there is. But if you come to my house this is what you will get.

Rose's Potato Salad

I had some lovely new potatoes (as many as needed), so I didn't bother to peel them - my life is
far to short. You can use any variety you like, peel them or not whatever takes you fancy.
At least 1 egg per 2 people
1 Onion - finely chopped
1 Pickled Gherkin - finely chopped
Mayonnaise - enough to coat the potatoes, but not drown them
1 heaped teaspoon of wholegrain mustard
salt and pepper.

Boil the potatoes and the eggs. Don't over boil the potatoes, they must be cooked but not mashed. Egg to be hard boiled.

Cut the potatoes while still hot into bite size chunks, depending on your bites this can vary. Cut the eggs the same way, reserving one yolk for garnish.

Toss the onion, gherkin, potato and eggs in a bowl.
In a separate small bowl mix the mayo, mustard, salt and pepper together. Spoon over the hot potatoes and carefully toss until everything has a light coating of sauce.

Garnish with the one yolk you saved and a little paprika.

Of course the salad is only the side attraction. The centre piece was Boerewors and Lamb Chops (or Tjops depending who you speaking to), and just a few smoked Pork Rashers.

The boerewors is eaten on a roll with Mrs Balls.
Mrs Balls is another story itself, together with Provitas and Maltabella - the story goes together, definitely not eaten together!!!

Hope you enjoy my plate as much as I did.

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