Mielie Melkpap

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Posted by Jonathan Booth


  • 2 cups Ace Mielie Meal
  • 2 cups full cream milk
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tin sweet corn
  • Salt
  • Bacon and/or mushrooms (optional)


  1. Heat up milk and water (over braai or stove). Just before it reaches boiling point, pour the two cups of Ace mielie meal (extensive research has shown this to be the best for this recipe) into the liquid to form a cone in the middle of the pot. Turn heat down to half of maximum, or less (or move to edge of grid/remove coals from base). Add a few pinches of salt. Leave cone for about a minute before stirring vigorously with a fork. Cook for about 20 minutes, stirring as few times as possible (with a good pot you won’t need to stir). Add sweet corn and other chosen, precooked ingredients (bacon is good). Depending on your sweet corn, this may add lots of liquid. Leave pap for at least another 20 minutes, or until its reached your favourite consistency. Important not to burn, even slightly burnt pap is inedible, thus smell it often. Eat with favourite sous and wors.
  2. Using a thick based pot/potjie is best for this recipe.