HERITAGE MONTH: BOERIE ROLL BRILLIANCE
It’s Heritage Month and as South Africans, nothing brings us together more than a braai. No matter how you do it, or who you do it with, a braai is a beautiful time to come together, talk nonsense, share stories ’n beers, relax & enjoy the process of making some killer chow!
In celebration of Heritage Month and braai vibes, we spoke to Jack Black Ambassador, Chef Ollie, about his favourite style of Boerie Roll, “I love a boerie roll and many people over complicate them. I don’t believe in Gourmet Boerie Rolls. I love to have that nostalgic feeling I get of going to watch rugby matches and eating boerie rolls with caramelised onions, tomato sauce and mustard!”
You simply can’t beat the smell of a Boerie simmering on the flames, or the onions caramelising in the kitchen, all coming together perfectly around an ice-cold beer.
Everyone has their favourite way of making a Boerie, and that’s the beauty of it, it’s a simple meal that you can play around with and make just the way you like it. Below, Chef Ollie shares a Boerie Roll Caramelised Onion recipe that’s simple, classic and delicious, “In this recipe I use beer in the caramelized onions as it adds flavour and a lovely depth to them. You can also play around with different Jack Black Beers. Try the Skeleton Coast too. You could also add other things when you sauté the onions like garlic, smoked paprika, chilli flakes or thyme.”
Chef Ollie’s – Jack Black Caramelised Onion Recipe
6 Red Onions – Peeled and sliced thinly
200ml Brown Sugar
340ml Jack Black Lager
60ml Balsamic Vinegar
Salt and White Pepper
1. Add your butter, onions, and a pinch of salt to a saucepan.
2. Sauté until onions are translucent. Then add sugar, beer and balsamic.
3. Gently simmer on a low heat for about 20 to 30 minutes.
4. Stir occasionally as this will prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the sauce pan. Keep an eye on it as it will burn quick due to the sugar.
5. In the end you should have very little liquid. And the onions should look glossy and sticky.
6. Season again with salt and white pepper to taste.
Check out the video of Chef Ollie making these Boerie Rolls over on our INSTAGRAM.
We’ve all been braaing a lot lately with the Rugby that’s been happening, and we know this weekend’s gonna be a big one for the braai. So, if you’re looking for a little change of pace and a delicious menu including Chef Ollie’s Boerie Rolls, join us at the Taproom to celebrate Heritage Day & watch the rugby on Saturday 23 September. It’s gonna be a VIBE!
Here’s all the details:
Date: Saturday 23 September
Time: 10am until late (after the rugby)
Rugby Screening: All day from 2pm. Main Game: SA vs Ireland at 9pm
Chef Ollie’s inspired Boerie Roll
Peppermint crisp tart
(Please note: Vegetarian options will be available & the normal Taproom menu won’t be available. Our retail store will be open and we will be filling Growlers too.)
Entry is free. You can book your table online HERE or drop us a mail on: email@example.com.
Cheers to Heritage Day!