The versatility of maize is not to be underestimated. Here are 10 recipes made with pap that utilise South Africa’s staple food in creative ways you would never have thought of…
1. Maize meal cookies
A sweeter take on the traditional idea we have of pap – these aren’t your grandmother’s soetkoekies!
2. Mielie bread
This is certain to be a hit at the next braai, and for breakfast the next day (if there’s anything left).
3. Creamy cheese and sweetcorn pap
After tasting this, you’ll never look at pap the same again.
4. Maize meal pizza
Very easy to make! Try this the next time you’re in the mood for Italian, but are feeling patriotic.
5. Deep fried pap balls with a cheese filling
This is the perfect accompaniment to biltong, beer and rugga on the TV.
This layered dish has been a hit everywhere we’ve come across it. Leave space for seconds, but don’t count on thirds!
7. Pap chips
Right, this probably isn’t a healthier alternative to potato chips, but we bet it’s just as – if not more – tasty.
8. Pap canapés
Who said pap couldn’t be a fancy starter at your next sit-down dinner?
9. Pap cakes
These pieces of deliciousness are basically a meal on their own.
10. Pap blueberry muffins
Nobody will believe that these muffins were made with maize meal!