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Create Magic with Pap

Create Magic with Pap

Mealie pap, a firm Mzansi favourite, is beloved in all corners of the country. Served for breakfast, lunch or dinner and in any form or shape, pap is a staple in many households. Explore new and exciting ways to create high-energy meals for your little ones at home so you never have to worry about what to cook for dinner again!

1. Mealie meal cookies
Try the less traditional route and create savoury cakes to be enjoyed with a stew or as a side dish at your next braai. Simply cook the pap to a stiff consistency, form into little cookies and fry in oil until crisp and golden. Amp up the flavour with your favourite herbs and spices such as mixed herbs, paprika or cinnamon.

2. Creamy cheese and sweetcorn pap
Make your favourite pap recipe, then whip out that can of sweetcorn you’ve been dying to open. Drain the sweetcorn, then add it to the hot pap with plenty of grated cheese. Top off with a sprinkle of paprika and indulge!

3. Deep-fried pap balls with a cheese filling
Dazzle guests at your next dinner party or create a picnic or lunchbox snack for the kids with this exciting and delicious recipe. It’s as simple as it sounds. Form little balls with the pap, flatten them and place a cube of cheese in the centre. Reshape the balls and fry. Pair them with Chakalaka or a dip of your choice.

4. Mealie meal pizza
When you’re in the mood for this Italian favourite, try creating a simple and effortless crust with pap. Simply add a handful of Parmesan cheese to your pap mixture and form into a base 2-3 cm thick. No need to pre-cook. Add your favourite toppings and bake as desired. Serve warm.

5. Have it the traditional way
Tried, trusted and loved: enjoy pap with a spicy tomato and onion relish and a side of boerewors, just the way you like it. Try our Spicy Tomato Relish recipe!

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