Waterblommetjie Bredie

Waterblommetjie Bredie Recipe

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Waterblommetjie Bredie Recipe

Waterblolmmetjie bredie, little water flowers lamb stew, is a traditional South African Recipe. The spring flower waterblommetjies are commonly found in the shallow waters of the Southern Cape, South Africa. Waterblommetjies are also found in most supermarkets from May through to September.

This waterblommetjie bredie recipe was passed on to me from my mother, who originally got it from her mother, my grandmother. Waterblommetjies in itself has a very foreign taste, lacking flavour. To overcome this we add a combination of sour apples and wine.

Most people prepare waterblommetjie bredie with stewing lamb or mutton, but I have tried variations with stewing beef. In my opinion this waterblommetjie bredie recipe work best with mutton.

As far as the white wine goes, you cannot go wrong with Sauvignon Blanc. Arguably the most versatile wine for marinades, seafood dishes, and veggies, this whites pronounced acidity and herbal notes are sure to add depth and zest to everything from stews to Italian dishes.

For trending white wine, have a look at chablis white wine. It makes for very interesting reading.

We hope you enjoy this waterblommetjie bredie recipe. if you do, please share it with your friends and family or let us know what you think.


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Recipe Info


Serves: 6


Calories: 268
Carbs: 12g
Fat: 18g
Protein: 14g

Cooking Times

30 min
Preparation Time
0 Hours and 30 Minutes
120 min
Cook Time
2 Hours and 0 Minutes
150 min
Total Time
2 Hours and 30 Minutes




  1. Soak the waterblommetjies overnight in salted water
  2. drain and rinse thoroughly
  3. Cook the waterblommetjies alone in fresh water for about 1 minute, then drain
  4. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and sauté the onions until golden brown
  5. Season the mutton with salt, pepper, and the sugar and add the mutton to the saucepan
  6. Add the potatoes, apple, all the white wine, and water. Simmer, coverd, for about 1½ to 2 hours. Add the waterblommetjies and serve straight away, as is, or on a bed of rice.

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Marietjie Steenberg
We moved to England a few years back and we introduced this recipe to our friends over here. They all love it to bits. Thanks for bringing back good memories. ❤️❤️ 5.00

Julia Waterford
Thank you so much for this recipe!I made this for my family and everyone wanted the recipe!Thank you The Cooking Cat for the inspiration! 5.00

Mark Hudson
Really good waterblommetjie bredie recipe. We live in Paarl in the Western Cape, where waterblommetjies flourish. Available in most supermarkets, Great taste! 5.00

Mia Hanekom
Simply delicious! Great waterblommethjie bredie recipe. Thanks for sharing. Loved preparing this recipe and had so much fun eating the waterblommetjies. 5.00

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