We knew it had to be something braai orientated, South African flavoured and original. We both love to braai (ok, this is sort of like a bbq but we have our own unique South African way of doing it!) and we take turns standing behind the coals. We went through our favourites -
the family's famous chicken wings = no, too plain and boring
mustard rub for fillet = been there, done that
Brocoli salad = urgh, let's do it on the fire baby, not in the kitchen
We thought about a social braai. What's the usual procedure? We drink our drinks, talk a bit, eat some crisps and then braai. Why not make a cool braai pre-meal snack? Something a little classier that sucking chicken wings.....? Ok ok, the thoughts started flowing...and we came up with ........ TA DAH!
Boerewors and Pap Bites
1 pack of boerewors (uniquely South African pure meat sausage)
1 cup mielie meal (kind of like polenta or grits)
water & salt for the mielie meal
Tomato Chutney (either homemade or shop bought. We love the Woolworths one)
Get the man to light the fire or start up the gas. Braai the boerewors as desired.
Cook the mielie meal as instructed. Make sure it's nice and stiff so that you can roll it into the balls.
Allow the mielie pap to cool down and roll into bite size balls. To reheat the balls, brush with melted butter and pop in a low oven until warm.
Once the boerewors is cooked, allow to cool slightly then cut into bite size pieces.
On a small sosatie stick, place one pap ball followed by a wors piece. Drizzle some tomato chutney.
Serve with beer or wine to happy friends!