Three wallet friendly recipes to feed the whole family

Three wallet friendly recipes to feed the whole family

February 23, 2017

Quivertree

Are you clouded by financial stress and not in the mood to cook after listening to Pravin’s Budget Speech yesterday? To cheer you up, we have three amazing budget recipes from the title, District Six Huis Kombuis, which you will … Continued

Are you clouded by financial stress and not in the mood to cook after listening to Pravin’s Budget Speech yesterday? To cheer you up, we have three amazing budget recipes from the title, District Six Huis Kombuis, which you will definitely enjoy with your loved ones without worrying about finances!

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pampoenkoekies

I remember in 1953 when I was about 11 years old, standing on a bankie frying pancakes on a Primus stove. It tipped over and I burnt my hands with hot oil. In winter my mother used to make different kinds of pancakes and fritters. Our favourite was pampoenkoekies. – Doreen Hanning

Ingredients

½ kg pumpkin • Water • 1½ cups self-raising flour • 1 egg, beaten • Pinch of salt • Oil to fry • 1 teaspoon fine cinnamon • 2 teaspoons sugar

Method

Peel and cut pumpkin into blocks. Place pumpkin in a pot and cover with water, simmer until cooked through. Once cooked, drain pumpkin in a colander. When pumpkin is cold, mash it and add self-raising flour, beaten egg and salt. Mix well. Heat oil in pan and drop a spoonful of pumpkin batter in pan. Fry for a few minutes on both sides until light brown. Mix cinnamon and sugar together. Dip fritter in cinnamon sugar.

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fish smoortjie

Growing up in District Six was not easy. I was the third eldest of a family of 11 children. We always had to make the pot stretch so that all could eat. Tinned fish was affordable and we could use it to make varied dishes – like adding tomato and onion or a curry spice to flavour it. In our family we enjoyed it for supper or it was used on sandwiches for school lunch. It was easy to prepare. – Ruth Jeftha

Ingredients

A little fish oil to cover base of saucepan • 1 large onion • 1 large tomato • 1 large green pepper • 1 small chilli • 1 tin (450 g) pilchards or Lucky Star Fish

Method

Heat fish oil. Add chopped onion, tomato, green pepper and chilli and braise all together until caramelised. Add tinned fish and simmer on low heat. We usually added grated carrots, diced potatoes or macaroni to make the meal stretch and feed the whole family.

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