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mieliepap recipe

Mieliepap Recipe

Mieliepap is similar to what we call “grits” in Texas. South Africans eat it as a cereal or as a side with meat.
Course Breakfast, Main
Cuisine South African


  • 5 - 6 cups water (1/2 water, 1/2 milk for cereal)
  • 1 cup corn flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp butter (optional, but it makes it taste better)


  • Boil the water in a pot and add the salt and butter. Slowly stir in the flour with a wok or fork. Turn the heat to medium and wait for your pap to start bubbling. Cover the pot with a lid and let the pap simmer for 30 - 45 minutes. (The longer and slower it steams, the better the taste.)
  • This can be eaten with milk and sugar for breakfast, or with brown gravy and braaivleis (BBQ'd meat).