Mealie meal porridge balls
This South African-inspired porridge dish is something a little different and will soon become a family favourite.
Preparation time: 20 minutes Chilling time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 10-15 minutes
500 ml (2 c) stiff cooked mealie meal porridge butter for frying
1 litre (4 c) amasi or plain yoghurt 1 egg, whisked 45 ml (3 T) cornflour 3 star anise (optional) 1 cinnamon stick 100 g sugar strawberry jam or extra sugar to serve (optional)
1 Porridge balls Roll the cooked porridge into small balls and chill for about 30 minutes. 2 Heat butter in a saucepan and fry the balls until golden. Remove and set aside. 3 Sauce Mix the amasi or yoghurt, egg and cornflour together and heat in the same saucepan over low heat. 4 Add the star anise, if using, the cinnamon stick and sugar and heat slowly, stirring continuously, until the mixture just comes to the boil and thickens. 5 Add the mealie meal balls and heat through. Serve with a little strawberry jam or extra sugar, if using.