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MEALIE PORRIDGE Recipe

(STYWEPAP, PUTUPAP)

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.

Ingredients

  • 10ml salt
  • 750ml to 1 litre boiling water
  • 500ml unsifted mealie meal
  • 125ml cold water

Method

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

(KRUMMELPAP)

This crumbly mealie porridge is a.staple for many people in Soiitb Afiica, and a popular a braai accompaniment as styuepap.

  • 250ml water
  • 5ml salt
  • 500ml coarse yellow mealie meal

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.

SERVES 6