Pap and bacon fries with blue cheese dip


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


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



  • 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.


  • 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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