First I just want to apologise for the long silence…life has just been crazy busy that I just don’t seem to find time to take pics and sit down to write a blog post of the recipes I try out. All I want to do mostly is just finishing cooking so we can eat 🙂
However, there is this one recipe I have been meaning to share on the blog for a while, and I finally found time to take pics while making it. This is a recipe that my family and I absolutely love, especially when we have a braai (South African word for barbecue). I got this recipe from my dear friend Phetsile (who is a great cook!). It’s so easy to make — and delicious — I had to share it with you guys!
It a basically a twist to the regular pap recipe which is staple in most South African homes. The twist comes in adding cheese, butter and sweetcorn to it. You can even eat it on its own without gravy.
So this is how you make it:
- 1 litre of water
- 3 cups of mealie meal (ground maize)
- 1 cup of grated mature cheddar cheese
- 100g of butter
- 1 can (410g) of cream style corn
- Salt to taste
1. Pour the water into a pot and bring it to a boil.
2. Add a pinch of salt, stir in the mealie meal and combine (it may seem a bit stiff at first but it will soften). Cook for 15 minutes with the lid on.
3. Add the can of corn and butter; combine everything and cook for a further 15 minutes.
4. Add the cheese and allow it to cook for a few more minutes.Then serve while hot.
I served mine with Chakalaka gravy and pork chops 🙂