Crispy pap balls


Makes 24 balls They are scrumptious, crispy on the outside with a gooey cheese centre. Screen Shot 2016-05-09 at 11.08.31 AM INGREDIENTS 500g maize meal 1 tsp salt1 litre water  1 tbsp thyme, chopped 1 red pepper, chopped  200g cheese, cut into small cubes Oil for frying
METHOD 1. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan and add salt.

2. Slowly whisk in the maize meal, beating out all the lumps.

3.Reduce the heat to medium and allow the pap to simmer with the lid closed for 20 minutes. Stir every 10 minutes. 4.Add the peppers and thyme. Cook for a further 10 minutes at a low heat. 5.Set aside and allow to cool. 6.Once the pap has cooled slightly, use a tablespoon to scoop some pap out. Flatten with your palm and place a cheese square in the middle. 7.Roll up the pap to form a ball, covering the cheese completely. 8.Heat oil and deep-fry the pap ball until golden. 9. Drain on paper towels. 10. Serve warm with your favourite dipping sauce.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For 14 free days, you can have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed. 
Subscribe to News24