“The Boil Up” – A New Zealand Kiwi Favourite

Maori Boil Up

The Boil Up

The Ultimate Maori Feed

Feeds 4 people

All you need is –

  • Your biggest pot
  • 2kg to 3kg Pork Bones and/or Bacon Bones
  • 8 small, whole, washed potatoes, skin on
  • 2 peeled carrots
  • 3 bunches watercress
  • Self raising flour
  • Salt, pepper & butter

Method –

  1. Put bones in the pot, cover with water and cook for 40 mins on medium heat or until tender.
  2. Add (whole) potatoes and chunky chopped carrots .
  3. Cook for another 25 minutes.
  4. Add watercress on top, put the lid on and allow to steam.

Dumplings (or Dough Boys) –

  1. Mound the flour and make a well.
  2. Add a pinch of salt and a little water to the well.
  3. Mix with your hands until you achieve a soft mixture, add more water a little at a time if needed (the secret for soft fluffy dough boys is not to handle the mixture to much), roll into little balls.
  4. Place the dough boys on top of the watercress to steam.
  5. When the doughboys are fluffy, its ready.
  6. Serve it all up with a good knob of real butter, salt and pepper to taste.

Best enjoyed with a tall glass of L&P, a Speight’s Ale or a Mac’s Lager

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