Mielie pap chips

Maize meal is super versatile and you can transform your ordinary pap into this amazing snack or starter for your guests at your next braai.


3 cups water
1 cup maize meal
1 teaspoon salt
1 tot butter
Black pepper
Few sprigs fresh thyme
1 cup cheese, grated

For the Sauce:

1 cup french style mayonnaise
1 tot paprika
1 teaspoon chili flakes


  • Stir the maize meal and water together in a pot to mix well. Add the salt and let it simmer on low heat for about 30 minutes until cooked.
  • Add the butter, black pepper, thyme and cheese and mix well into the cooked pap
  • Prepare a baking sheet with cooking spray or olive oil and place the cooked pap mixture into the baking sheet. Press it down firmly and evenly with the back of a spoon or your recently washed hands, to cover the pan. Leave to set for about 20 -30 minutes.
  • Once the pap in the baking sheet has set, tip it over onto a surface and slice into strips.
  • Place the pap strips onto your closed hinged grid and braai over warm coals until golden, crispy and brown.
  • Mix all the ingredients together for the sauce and serve with the pap chips

Recipe source: Braai.com