Saturday, March 8, 2008

Hangi in a Crock Pot

Servings: 8 people

Hangi is the traditional New Zealand Maori way of cooking. Mix and match the meat, as per a traditional hangi, a lamb or pork chop and a piece of chicken per parcel. For a smoky taste add smoked pork slices to the packets. A ball of stuffing about the size of a golf ball if you like stuffing.


  • 4 medium potatoes, cut in half
  • 4 small sweet potatoes, cut in half
  • 1 head cabbage, leaves
  • 1 fresh pumpkin, cut into 8 small pieces
  • 4 chicken thighs, cut in half
  • 8 small lamb chopsor pork chops
  • 4 slices smoked pork
  • prepared stuffing (optional)
  • 60 ml water

  • Directions:
    1. To make individual servings use banana leaves or tin foil.
    2. Put cabbage leaves down first, then veges, meat and stuffing (if using) together on top of the cabbage.
    3. Put another couple of cabbages leaves over the top of veges.
    4. Wrap everything up in the tinfoil or banana leaves, preferably encasing everything with the cabbage.
    5. Put into crock pot.
    6. Add water to bottom of crock pot.
    7. Cook on high for approx 6-8 hours or until cooked through.
    8. Note: Only add salt once cooked.

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