I promised Frootcake a recipe for the best pap ever (no really – I mean – EVER), to serve at a braai she’s cooking for over the weekend – here it is, Froot!!
My daughter got this recipe from her mother-in-law, and it is just delicious served with braaied meat – actually, it’s pretty darn good just by itself too!
The twist on the usual sadza/meilie pap is the cheese and sweetcorn added to the maize meal – oh! and the fact that it’s made in the microwave!
This recipe will feed 6 to 8 people.
The Best Meilie Pap Recipe
3 cups of maize meal (I like yellow meal)
4 cups of boiling water
1 teaspoon salt
200 gr butter
1 cup grated mature cheddar cheese
1 tin cream-style sweetcorn
- Cook the maize meal in the water and salt on high in the microwave for 4 minutes in a large, deep glass dish or bowl (if your microwave is not a powerful one, you may need to cook it a little longer)
- Stir well to remove lumps, cook for another 4 minutes
- Add the butter (never margarine), the strong cheddar cheese and the sweetcorn
- Cook for another 6 minutes on high, covered (use cling wrap or an inverted plate if your bowl doesn’t have a lid)
- Leave to stand for 15 minutes before serving.
This is the creamiest, tangiest, most delicious pap you could ask for!
What a nice pap indeed i enjoyed
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Yummmm … i have never made this! I think it’s time hey xxx
You might find it’s delicious! Not that different from polenta, right?
Hello there! 🙂
Hello there yourself 😀 so pleased to see you here!
I agree, it is the best pap,ever!!
Thanks, Pink!!! I love it 🙂
This looks really good, and quite easy to cook.
It is very tasty, and very easy!
Oh thank you, You Fabulous Woman!! I cannot believe I have found a fellow lover of yellow mielie meal! For me, Yellow Maize Meal typifies comfort food. Its what I grew up on and um “yes Mom, I do have strong legs” ha-ha
Definitely definitely making this on Sunday. Thanks darlink 🙂 so very much xxx
lol, Froot – so glad you like the recipe! I much prefer yellow maize meal – the flavour is better. Let me know how it goes 🙂
I have to confess, I have never made pap!
There’s a thing!! I’m not very good with making it – and my hubby doesn’t like it either, except this version 🙂
Have a wonderful weekend, T 🙂
I love pap but have never cooked it in the microwave before – love the addition of sweetcorn AND cheese – yummy!
It cooks very well in the microwave – though the standing time is important. Have a good weekend, Mandy!!