Pap-nut for pap
This past weekend was Braai Day across the country. There’s no doubt that braais are awesome times in bringing friends and family together, but they are forever “pap”. The braai holiday is over, the braais will now continue on their own, at different households across, at every other weekend across the country. Especially as we head towards the festive season.
Let us closely look at the second main important part of a braai…pap. (This term has many meanings and is used to describe a food item, as well as a rating system for your overall braai).
As a food item I guess it’s the versions of “pap-ness” that makes a braai…a braai. For instance, some are medium-rare mageu or porridge like. Some pap is so hard that it can be used in the construction industry as high strength cement… and some are just too “pap” to be called pap in the first place.
With the help of my better-half…this is how she made her version of pap. For me it’s the pap I can stomach any day…no pun intended.
* Mealie meal
* Mixed vegetables (corn, peas, carrot combo)
Add a quarter cup of mixed vegetables to the pot
Add margarine and aromat
Saute for 5 minutes over medium heat
Add boiling water and allow the ingredients to simmer
Add 1/2 cup mealie meal
Stir with egg whisk to avoid lumps
Cover the pot, allow to cook for 10 minutes
Add 2/3 cup of mealie meal to the pot
Mix well with the wooden spoon
Cover for 15 – 20 minutes
Use wooden spoon to stir and move from the heat
Finely chopped onions mix
Add onions, garlic, herbs to a pan
Saute over medium heat until soft
Add salt and peppercorns
Once golden brown, add tomatoes and sugar
Stir and cover the pan
Allow them to cook until tomatoes are soft
Once they are cooked, take off the heat