Tripe & trotters in an AMC Speedcooker II
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
- Place tripe, trotters and all the remaining ingredients except potatoes, in an AMC Speedcooker® II.
- 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.
- 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.
- Reduce the heat slightly to maintain this pressure and to stop the release of steam. Allow to cook on red for 30 - 40 minutes.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.