[Sca-cooks] Potjies

Elaine Koogler kiridono at gmail.com
Thu Jun 14 08:56:48 PDT 2007

Or you could potentially use a period meat hook to grab the chicken.  It has
a long handle with three almost finger-like pieces that come out from the
side.  I haven't used mine yet, but I got it from Historic Enterprises.


On 6/14/07, Susan Fox <selene at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Michael Gunter wrote:
> > I got a three-legged and round bottomed pot. The round bottom
> > hasn't been opened yet but I roasted a chicken in the legged pot
> > and it worked great. There are a couple of disadvantages from my
> > modern dutch oven. One is that the top is a little narrow so getting
> > the chicken in was a little cumbersome.
> As I understand it, there is a reason for this shaping.  It steers the
> steam to the center top and condenses on the inside, effectively
> self-basting the contents.  Next time I roast a chicken in one I will
> probably install a hook with which to lift out the birdie without having
> to put my hands in the roasting hot pot in order to get a grip.
> Steering out of period a little:  I bet that the popular Beer Can
> Chicken would work great in a potjie.
> Selene
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