Pork & Potato Gnocci Potjie Soup
Pork & Potato Gnocchi Potjie Soup
17 October 2019
Split Pea & Smoked Eisbein Soup
Split Pea & Smoked Eisbein Soup
31 October 2019
Smoked Eisbein

Smoked Eisbein

As usual, the Eisbein didn’t make it from the PotjieKing to the table. It was devoured by the family way before then!


2 smoked eisbein
2 carrots – cut into chunks
1 onion – thickly sliced
2 bay leaves
6 whole cloves
10 whole black peppercorns
water – enough to cover the meat



Pack 15 briquettes onto the coal grid inside your PotjieKing. Put a couple of firelighters into the bottom section and get that going. Once the coals are ready, place your no 3 round bottom potjie pot onto the PotjieKing to heat up.

  • Place everything into the potjie pot and allow to boil until the meat is tender (approx 1 & 1/2 hours).
  • Once tender, remove the Eisbeins and allow to air dry – reserve the liquid – see my note below.
  • Place 12 – 13 briquettes into the potjieKing and let them light off the remainder of the coals.
  • Pat the Eisbeins dry with a clean dishcloth or paper towels.
  • Use a sharp knife to slice the skin on the Eisbeins in diagonal lines to form diamond shapes.
  • Rub with salt.
  • Once the briquettes are ready, oil the braai grid and place the grid onto the PotjieKing.
  • Place the Eisbein onto the braai grid and cover with the KingDome lid, with the vents open on top of the dome and the doors closed on the PotjieKing.
  • Turn the Eisbein every 5 minutes or so until the skin has crackled a bit.
  • As the skin is very moist from the boiling you arent likely to get perfect crackling but it’s still delicious.


Note: I’m going to use that liquid next week to make soup.


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