Pap and bacon fries with blue cheese dip

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Get that chip off your shoulder and into your mouth with these #JustDelicious pap and bacon fries.

Ingredients

Pap and Bacon Fries

500ml (2c) maize meal

Salt and pepper to taste

750ml (3c) water

200g Eskort Diced Bacon

45ml (3T) fresh thyme, chopped

2 garlic cloves, chopped

30ml (2T) rosemary, chopped

125ml (½c) oil for frying

Blue Cheese Dip

1 onion, finely chopped

15ml (1T) olive oil

30ml (2T) butter

30ml (2T) flour

375ml (1½c) milk

125ml (½c) blue cheese

Salt and pepper to taste

Method

Fries

  • Whisk maize meal, salt and pepper into a pot of boiling water.
  • Allow to cook for ten minutes over moderate heat.
  • Fry the bacon with thyme, garlic and rosemary until crispy.
  • Combine the pap and bacon then spoon into a greased oven pan.
  • Spread to 2cm thick and refrigerate to cool.
  • Cut the pap into 7cm long chips and fry for 2 minutes on each side over moderate heat.

Dip

  • Fry the onion in oil and butter until glossy, then mix in the flour.
  • Slowly stir in the milk until a smooth sauce forms.
  • Add blue cheese, season to taste and lower the heat. Leave to simmer until the cheese melts.

To serve:

Serve the sauce as a dip for the fries or pour over the fries.

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