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Green Beans and Potatoes

This very traditional "boerekos" vegetable dish has a unique combination of flavours.


  • 300 g green beans, topped and tailed and sliced as finely as possible
  • 1 potato, cubed
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 clove of garlic, chopped (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 ml) white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 ml) freshly grated nutmeg
  • Butter for frying


  1. Fry onion in a tablespoon of butter.
  2. Add potato and add a little bit of water to steam the potato.
  3. Cook covered for 5 minutes.
  4. Add beans and a little water if necessary.
  5. Simmer for 20 to 30 minutes until tender.
  6. Mash it with a fork and season to taste with salt, white pepper, nutmeg and a little butter.

You can add lamb to turn it into a stew. Brown the meat to seal in its juices before adding first the onion and then potato.