Garlic & Herb
A lovely aroma briquette finished with garlic, rosemary, thyme and onion flakes.
Garlic & Herb is great for fish, chicken or vegetables.
The aromatic garlic oils within the bulb are converted to sugar making the garlic not only sweet but also mild and nutty.
Try it with your steak, prawn or braaibroodjies.
A soft, delicate aroma that reminds one of a good meal being prepared in the kitchen - sweet and nostalgic.
Pizza and whatever awakens the foodie inside of you.
Oo la la ! A herby, fine perfume and a whisper of pine needles. The aroma carries a mile... impress and tingle your whole neighborhood's senses.
Pork, chicken, lamb and of course a lekker fat roosterkoek.
Tips & Tricks
We originate from Verkykerskop
in the Free State, South Africa
We are real foodies and love to braai! Sometimes we spice things up by putting something different on the braai e.g porcupine skin, rabbit or freshly caught blackbass. We also appreciate the traditional braai cuts like vet skaapribbetjies, tender steak, a big pork shop and do not forget the roosterkoek en braaibroodjies.
The idea of making a braai briquette infused with spices and herbs came to life. It is a two-fold gain - it flavours your food on the braai and gives off an amazing aroma that fills the air.
Franca Gourmet Briquettes is a patented product to make the traditional way of smoking and flavouring your braai easier and more user-friendly. Franca will revolutionise your braai experience! (Patent number 2016/02487)
Pack your briquettes into a big C. This method is where indirect braaing is required for that slow long braai for example beef roast, leg of lamb or whole chicken. Ignite your C in the middle for a hotter and faster roast or on the side “a fuse” for that extra- long braai, 2 boxes of Franca are recommended.
The Ant Hill
The ant hill method is where the briquettes are packed with most of the briquettes in the centre. This resembles an anthill. Other briquettes are spread evenly around the anthill on the braai.
This method works best for direct braaing where more heat is required for example your steak, wors, chicken breasts and pork chops. The hot coals begin to burn in the centre. After a while they will ignite the coals close to them. This will guarantee a constant smoulder of herbs and spices which will flavour your food.
Salt extracts moisture which leaves a vacuum in the meat cells and this enables the Franca smoke aroma to penetrate deeply. This provides you with a soft and elegant taste on the pallet.
For beef, lamb or fish:
- 1 tsp coarse salt
- Pinch of brown sugar
- Use the above for every 1 kg of meat
- Fully massage rub into meat
- Rest for 40 minutes or longer
Prick chicken skin generously so the brine can penetrate the meat under the skin.
For chicken, pork, prawn and vegetables:
- 3 cups of water
- 2 tsp fine salt
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp pepper
This information is included in the box.