Savoury Pap Croquettes

Savoury Pap Croquettes

Add a traditional South African twist to a comfort classic with these delicious cheese filled deep-fried pap croquettes.

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Prep Time: 5

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Cook Time: 10

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Serves: 4

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Difficulty: easy

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  • 2 cups maize meal
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 2 potatoes boiled and mashed
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 1 tbsp Robertsons Chicken Spice
  • 0.5 cup cheddar cheese grated
  • 4 cups sunflower oil


  1. Mix cold water with maize meal and set aside.

  2. In a medium size saucepan add boiling water and gradually stir in maize meal with mashed potatoes, stir until well incorporated and thick.

  3. Add Robertsons Chicken Spice. Cook on medium/low heat while stirring frequently for 30 minutes.

  4. Add grated cheese, stir, set aside and allow your cooked pap to cool down, 15 – 20 minutes.

  5. Heat oil in medium size pan, make sure your oil is hot for crispy pap croquettes.

  6. Add 2 - 3 cups of cooked pap in a piping bag and pipe 5 cm long croquettes, shallow fry until your croquettes are brown and crispy.

  7. Once cooked, place on a plate covered with a paper towel before serving.