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Tripe & trotters in an AMC Speedcooker II

22 August 2016 / Posted in Dinner Easy meals
tripe and trotter

Also known as pens and pootjies, some people love tripe and others pull funny faces simply at the thought of cooking tripe. I definitely fall into the first category and say more for me! Traditionally this is a long cooking dish, but we've saved time by preparing it in the AMC Speedcooker II. There are a variety of ways to prepare this meal – we went the simple route of a lightly spiced version, but you can easily change it to a curry or tomato stew. 

TRIPE & TROTTERS

Serves 6 - 8

1 kg sheep or ox tripe, cleaned and cut into strips or bite sized pieces
1 kg trotters
2 onions, chopped
60 ml white wine vinegar
6 - 8 black peppercorns
1 bay leaf
2,5 ml salt or more to taste
15 ml curry powder
5 ml tumeric
150 ml chicken or vegetable stock
6 - 8 potatoes, peeled and quartered
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  1. Place tripe, trotters and all the remaining ingredients except potatoes, in an AMC Speedcooker® II. 
  2. Seal with the Speedcooker®ll lid, by first aligning the circles on the two long handles. Close the lid to seal. Set the Grey Pressure Setting Valve to the ‘high pressure’ level. 
  3. Check that the Red Pressure Valve on the short handle shows clearly after a few minutes, indicating that the pressure is building. Once the correct pressure has been reached, steam will be released from the Grey Pressure Setting Valve.
  4. Reduce the heat slightly to maintain this pressure and to stop the release of steam. Allow to cook on red for 30 - 40 minutes. 
  5. Remove from heat and allow to cool down for a few minutes, release all excess steam by pressing the Red Pressure Release Button. Open the Speedcooker®ll lid by pressing down on this red button and moving the long handles apart. 
  6. Add potatoes and cover with the Speedcooker®II lid again, set the pressure valve to the 'low pressure' level. Check that the Red Pressure Valve on the short handle shows clearly after a few minutes, indicating that the pressure is building. Once the 'low pressure' has been reached, steam will be released from the Grey Pressure Setting Valve.
  7. Reduce the heat to maintain this pressure and cook for  5 - 7 minutes until potatoes are soft. Remove from heat and allow to cool before releasing excess pressure with the Red Pressure Release Button. 
  8. The tripe and trotters will be very saucy – roughly mash the potatoes to thicken the sauce. Season to taste and serve with rice, pap or samp. 
Tips
  • Soak the tripe and trotters in some vinegar water to reduce the smell. 
  • If you find the stew too saucy for your liking, add some cornflour as thickener.