Mealie meal, from which this porridge is made, is the staple food of many South Africans. The porridge is a firm favourite as a braai accompaniment.
Add the salt to the boiling water, then add the mealie meal to the centre of the saucepan, without stirring. Cover and simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Stir with a fork or wooden spoon, add the cold water and simmer for a further hour. Serve with tomato and onion sauce or gravy.
CRUMBLY MEALIE PORRIDGE
This crumbly mealie porridge is a.staple for many people in Soiitb Afiica, and a popular a braai accompaniment as styuepap.
Boil the water and salt. Sprinkle the mealie meal over the water and boil for 15 minutes. Stir the porridge with a fork or wooden spoon to obtain a crumbly consistency and then simmer, partially covered, for 30 minutes.