Mealie meal and corn bake

Pap is a staple food in South Africa. This delicious mealie meal and corn bake is not only tasty, but also jam packed with nutrients.

Ingredients:

750 ml coarse mealie meal
500 ml water
375 ml low-fat milk
½ tsp salt
60 ml olive or canola oil
410 g tin cream style sweetcorn
1 small onion, cut into thin wedges
45 ml chopped fresh parsley
60 ml coarsely grated cheddar cheese
1 corn on the cob, kernels cut from the cob or ½ cup (125 ml) frozen whole kernel corn, rinsed

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 180 °C. Place the mealie meal, water, milk, salt, oil and sweetcorn in a large mixing bowl. Stir well so that no dry meal is visible.
  • Lightly grease a 20 x 27 cm oven dish with oil and spoon mealie meal mixture into dish.
  • Arrange onion wedges on mealie meal. Mix parsley, cheese and corn and sprinkle evenly over onions.
  • Bake for 1 hour or until the mealie meal is cooked through. Serve hot.

Tips

  • Serve with tomato smoor or chakalaka.
  • Bake the mealie meal mixture without the onion and cheese mixture until cooked. Mix 1 x 410 g tin onion and tomato mix with the parsley and onion wedges. Spoon onto cooked mealie meal bake, sprinkle with cheese and corn and bake for another 10 - 15 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the tomato layer is heated through. Serve immediately.

Recipe source: Cookingfromtheheart.co.za