Boerewors, mealie pap & chakalaka sauce is as South African classic which is beloved as much as a Sunday Roast here in the UK.
Mealie Pap is a dish of milled white maize enjoyed across demographics in South Africa. It can be eaten for breakfast simply with sugar and milk or as a savoury side dish for lunch & dinner. Most children in Africa are weaned on this heavenly carbohydrate.
1 litre water
1 cup milk
1 cup white maize meal
½ teaspoon sea salt
Add the water to a very large cast iron pot & bring to the boil. Add the maize meal and slowly stir until it starts to bubble (10 minutes). Lower the heat and cover with a heavy lid then leave it to cook for 30 minutes. Carefully lift the lid & stir frequently so it doesn’t burn on the bottom.
We like our maelie pap thick & grainy but it is up to personal preference. Add more water if you prefer a wetter version. Can be served immediately or cooled and stored in the fridge for an instant meal.