I vote for Paptert!
Tomorrow South Africa goes to the voting polls to cast our votes.
A long-standing tradition in our family is to end any voting day with a braai. So I thought in today’s “Tuesday Tips” I will share my “world-famous-mouthwatering-paptert recipe.
Go make your mark and then have a BRAAI!
- 1.25 litres water
- About 2 1/2 cups (625 ml mealie meal)
- 1 teaspoon (5 ml) salt
- 1 tablespoon of butter
- 2 onions, finely chopped
- Red and green pepper, chopped
- 125 gram bacon, diced
- ½ pack (125 gram) brown mushrooms, chopped
- 1 tin of sweet corn kernels (drained) or 1 1/3 cup frozen corn
- 1 tin chopped tomato
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- Fresh herbs of your choice
- Salt and black pepper
- 2½ cups of grated cheese
- 3/4 cup (190 ml) to 1 cup (250 ml) cream
Pap - Method
- To make the pap, bring the water and salt to the boil. Add the mealie meal while mixing well.
- Cover with the lid, but stir from time to time.
- The consistency of the pap should be stiff, but still spreadable, so you can add either boiling water or maize until the consistency is correct.
- Simmer for a while (approximately 30 minutes). Stir in the butter.
Filling - Method
- Fry bacon / onions / mushrooms / green and red pepper in olive oil.
- Add chopped cooked bacon and corn.
- Add garlic, butter, tomato, tomato, salt and black pepper, herbs and let it simmer a bit.
Tip: The filling needs to be juicy so if needs be, open another tin of tomatoes and onion mix and add to it.
Spread it baby
- Now layer a greased ovenproof dish with pap and filling (like you would lasagna), first a layer of pap, then a layer of filling, sprinkle some cheese over the filling and then another layer of pap, followed by filing and cheese.
- Pour cream over and bake for about an hour at 180°C until the tart is bubbling gently, and the cheese has browned.
Ps: Thinking of this yummy paptert will most definitely make the queue at the voting station seem shorter.