A potjie inside a chicken? (The Beer up the Bum Story)

If you haven’t heard of it by now, you’re missing out. The Beer Bird is the latest craze to hit our braai-besotted country. We reckon it just makes Extreme Potjie stable, because, well… You are kinda creating a potjie up the bird’s butt. There’s gurgling, I just wouldn’t get close enough to hear it.

Ignore the crass humour. The Beer Bird is probably one of the best chicken dishes you’ll EVER have. S'true. Every good potjie-up-the-bum needs a recipe, so without further ado:

Chicken with a beer up its bum
  • 1 Large Chicken
  • Oil
  • Chilli Sauce (use our green and red chilli sauce if you like, or substitute)
  • Aromat
  • Mixed Herbs
  • Lemon Wedges

Clean out the chicken. Baste the outside AND inside with all the spices - to your taste. I suggest get someone to pour oil into your hands and then load you up with spice. Then just partake in a bit of slap ‘n tickle. Show the bird who’s boss. 

Drink 2-3 small sips out of the beer (we used Hansa). Put the bird on top. 

Then I’d say about 90 minutes in a Weber (the whole convection current thing does well), medium to hot fire that has enough in it to last the 90 minutes.

Look at him. Doesn’t he look almost human?
Like a wrinkly old GrandPa being warmed up in front of the log fire.


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