South African Bobotie


2 coarsely chopped onions
1 crushed clove garlic
3 tbsp butter
2 tbsp curry powder
1/2 cup shredded almonds
1/2 cup raisins
1 tsp mixed herbs
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp vinegar
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
2 lbs ground beef or lamb
3 thick slices white bread
1 and 1/4 cup milk
2 eggs

How to prepare

Fry the onion and garlic in the butter. When the onions are golden brown, transfer to a large mixing bowl. Add the curry powder, almonds, raisins, mixed herbs, lemon juice, salt, sugar, vinegar, pepper and ground meat. Mix well.
Soak the bread in 1 and 1/4 cup milk. Squeeze out the bread, reserving the milk. Mix the bread and 1 egg into the meat mixture. Put the mixture into a well buttered pie pan. Beat the reserved milk (about 3/4 c.) with 1 egg and pour over the meat mix. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 1 hour, or until the mixture is set and top is lightly browned. serves 4

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