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Traditional Pap

Traditional Pap

1 L (4 cups) water
salt, to taste
500 ml (2 cups) Pride maize meal

  • Use a heavy-based pot that distributes heat evenly. Bring water and salt to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium. Add one cup of the maize meal, but do not stir. Cover and allow to cook for 5-10 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and stir vigorously. Repeatedly mash the pap against the side of the saucepan for approximately 2 minutes to get rid of any lumps. Add another cup of maize meal in 3 to 4 batches, stir vigorously and mash after each batch.
  • Reduce the heat to the lowest setting, replace the lid and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and stir. If the pap is a bit too dry for your taste, add a little more water to achieve the desired consistency.

For extra flavour, stir 30 ml (2 tbsp) butter into the pap once cooked.

Serving Suggestion:
Serve with milk and sugar or sweetener, with braai meat, or saucy stews.

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