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Savoury Pap with Onion and Potatoes


  • 4 Cups Water
  • 1 Onion, Finely Chopped
  • 2 Potatoes, Peeled and Grated
  • 1 Knorrox Chicken Stock Cube
  • 1 Tsp Robertsons Garlic Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Knorr Cream of Mushroom Soup, (mixed with a little water to form a smooth paste)
  • 1 Tsps Rama Margarine
  • 2 Cups Maize Flour
  • 1.5 Litre Water


In a pot, bring 4 cups of water to the boil.
When boiling, add the finely chopped onion, grated potatoes, Knorrox Chicken Stock Cube, Robertsons Garlic Salt, Knorr Cream of Mushroom Soup and margarine.
Allow to cook until the potatoes and onion are soft.
In a separate bowl, mix the maize meal together with 1½ cups of water into a paste with no lumps.
When the onion and potatoes are soft, start to pour the wet maize meal into the pot with the onions and potatoes.
Reduce the heat and allow to simmer gently for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally so that the pap does not burn.
Replace the lid and reduce the heat, then allow the dish to steam for a further 30 minutes.
Serve with any braaivleis.



M. G Mentoor