Life on a Table recipe #192 – Pap Fingers

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Extract from Life on a Table by Antoinette de Chavonnes Vrugt

Our traditional mieliepap eaten for breakfast or a s a side dish when we braai, basically consists of white or yellow granular maize meal cooked to a crumbly dry porridge called ‘krummelpap’, or a stiff porridge referred to as ‘putu’ or ‘stywe pap’. I used leftover stywe pap for the pap fingers.


6 x 250 ml water

550 ml maize meal

5 ml salt


Bring the water to the boil and add the salt.

Add the maize meal gradually while stirring vigorously.

Leave to simmer with the lid on for 30 – 40 minutes.

Stir every now and then.

Variation: Add 1 tin of whole corn kernels to the mixture before simmering.


1 portion of cooked stywe pap

200 g butter

Salt, pepper and BBQ spice to taste

Pour the cooked porridge into an oven tray and let it cool down and set.

Cut into fingers and fry in butter until crispy.

Season to taste with your favourite BBQ spice, salt and pepper.


Photo ©Hentie Burger


Photo ©Hentie Burger

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