A potjie inside a chicken? (The Beer up the Bum Story)
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
- Chilli Sauce (use our green and red chilli sauce if you like, or substitute)
- 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.