Another Proudly South Africa dish.

You'll need:

  • 1,1 litre  Water

  • 10ml  Salt
  • 625ml  Maize meal
  • 30ml  Butter
  • 10ml  Olive oil
  • 250g  Bacon, diced
  • 250g  Mushrooms, chopped
  • 1  Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tin  Sweetcorn, drained
  • 250ml  Cream
  • 250ml  Grated cheese, preferably cheddar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Method:

    1. In a large pot bring a litre of water and salt to boil.

  • Mix the maize meal with 100ml water to form a smooth paste.
  • Add more water if this amount is not sufficient.
  • Add the maize meal to the water while stirring for 10-15 minutes on a low heat.
  • In a separate pan heat the olive oil and sauté the bacon, onions and mushrooms.
  • Season with salt and black pepper.
  • Grease the desired dish in which you want to bake your "paptert".
  • Cover the bottom of the dish with the cooked maize meal.
  • Scoop in the cooked bacon, mushroom and onion and sprinkle some of the sweetcorn on top.
  • Cover the mixture with another layer of maize meal and top with cream and cheese.
  • Bake for approximately 30-45 minutes (depending on the size of the dish) at 180°C.
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