PORK AND APPLE POT WITH SWEET CORN DUMPLINGS

INGREDIENTS

  • 50 g cake flour 
  • salt and pepper
  • 5 ml thyme      
  • 1 kg stewing pork, deboned and cubed
  • oil       
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 3 stalks celery, sliced    
  • 250 ml chicken stock
  • 250 ml apple juice        
  • 6 small potatoes, peeled and halved
  • 500 ml frozen baby carrots or fresh carrots, chopped    
  • 2 green apples, skinned, cored and diced

DUMPLINGS

  • 125 ml maize meal       
  • pinch salt
  • 250 ml water   
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 60 g cake flour 
  • 5 ml baking powder
  • 397 g sweet corn, drained

IN THE KITCHEN

Step 1
Season the cake flour with salt, pepper and thyme.

Step 2
Roll the meat in the flour mixture until well coated.

Step 3
Heat the oil in the potjie and sauté the onion and celery until soft.

Step 4
Add the meat and brown.

Step 5
Add the stock and apple juice and simmer until the meat is nearly done.

Step 6
Add the potatoes and simmer until nearly done.

Step 7
Finally, add the carrots and diced apple and simmer until all the ingredients are tender and a thick sauce has formed.

Step 8
In the meantime, prepare the dumplings and place them on top of all the ingredients in the pot 30 minutes before the end of cooking time.

Step 9
To make the dumplings, blend the maize meal, salt and water and bring to the boil.

Step 10
Cook until the ‘dough’ begins to thicken, stirring continuously.

Step 11
Remove from the heat and rapidly stir in the egg.

Step 12
Sift the cake flour and baking powder together and add to the maize meal mixture.

Step 13
Stir well.

Step 14
Finally, add the sweet corn and blend well.

Step 15
Drop spoonfuls of the mixture on top of the ingredients in the pot and simmer for 30 minutes or until the dumplings are done.

Step 16
Serve with rice. Serves 6-8.

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