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Mielie Pap “Chips” with Chakalaka Smoor

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September 20, 2018

A new take on a traditional favourite...Pap! Crisp and 'Braai'd' on the outside dipped into a lekker chakalaka, these are the ultimate braai side or starter

  • Yields: 4 Servings

Ingredients

1 cup maize meal

1 tin chopped tomato and onion

1 tin hot chakalaka

Smoked Paprika to season

Directions

1Cook the maize meal according to the packet instructions. Pour the maize meal evenly into a dish that is at least 2cm deep and use the back of a spoon to smooth the surface. Cover with non-stick baking paper and set aside to cool. Place in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight to set.

2Once set, turn pap onto a chopping board and using a sharp knife to cut off the curved edges. Cut lengthways into 2cm strips. Cut each strip into 8cm-long pieces and season with salt, pepper, and smoked paprika.

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4Place the pap strips onto the braai grid over warm coals turning them until they become golden, crispy and brown.

5To make the smoor, simply heat the chopped tomato and onion and chakalaka together in a saucepan.

6For a truly South African experience, dip the crispy mielie pap chips into the chakalaka smoor and enjoy!

A new take on a traditional favourite...Pap! Crisp and 'Braai'd' on the outside dipped into a lekker chakalaka, these are the ultimate braai side or starter

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