Chef's recipe: Morogo fritters

2014-07-13 15:00

Siba Mtongana, cook and presenter on the Food Network’s Siba’s Table, will be dishing up her signature food at this year’s Gauteng Good Food?& Wine Show.

We’ve got our hands on one of Siba’s most popular recipes?–?morogo fritters topped with soy mayonnaise and smoked chicken.



»½ red onion, finely chopped

»2 spring onions, chopped

»2 garlic cloves, finely crushed

»200g spinach or morogo, washed, stalk removed and finely chopped

»3 tbs coriander, chopped

»2 tbs thyme, chopped

»110g maize meal

»Salt and freshly ground black pepper

»60ml water


»60ml mayonnaise

»20ml soy sauce

»Squeezed lemon juice

»1 tsp grated lemon zest

»1 fillet hot smoked chicken, ready to eat


1.?Sauté red onion, spring onions and garlic for a minute in some ­olive oil.

2.?Add the spinach or morogo and herbs, and cook for another minute.

3.?Stir in the maize meal and mix.

4.?Pour in water, season with salt and pepper, and stir to combine. The mixture should be coarse and breadcrumb-like, and the spinach/morogo not fully cooked.

5.?Remove from heat and let it cool enough to handle.

6.?Divide into teaspoonfuls and shape into mini balls using your hands. Flatten slightly, but not too thin otherwise they will break when flipping.

7.?Add a knob of butter to a heated nonstick pan. Cook for a minute on each side until golden, then place on a serving ­platter.

The topping: Mix mayo, soy sauce and lemon juice together. Place a small dab on each fritter. Top with a piece of chicken.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.