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The Food24 Heritage Day braai guide

All you need for today's braai-a-thon!

by: Tessa Purdon | 21 Sep 2018

Hopefully you don’t need any reminding that Tuesday is Heritage Day. Over the years, this public holiday has become synonymous with a favourite SA past time. Yip… you guessed it – braaing!

We’ve got thousands of fantastic braai recipes on Food24 but we thought it would be best to pick a few of our favourites and pop them all in one easy place for your convenience.

Now, there are stacks more things - other than dear old boerewors, that you can cook on the coals. Here are Food24’s top braai recipes that you simply must try!

Don’t forget to tweet us (@Food24) and tag us on Instagram @Food24_sa with the hashtag #Food24Braai.

Creamy beef potjie – enriched with silky smooth cream cheese.

Sticky chicken wings – did you know that eating any form of poultry with your hands is an acceptable form of etiquette in high society?

Whole braaied snoek – just add apricot jam for true SA flavour!

Pork ribs – with a sweet finger-lickin’ marinade.

Butterflied leg of lamb – this will feed a crowd!

Lemon, basil and lime chicken skewers – fresh and zingy.

Moving onto the carbs..

Bacon beer bread – yes, we can hear the angels singing too!

Pizza on the braai – go wild with your favourite toppings.

Roostekoek – fill them with cheese, jam or simply a knob of salted butter.

Mielie roostekoek - same same but different.

Biltong, mushroom and feta pap tert – a modern, fresh twist on the traditional pap tert.

Tips for the perfect braaibroodjies – we take braaibroodjies very seriously!

Top 10 bread recipes for the braai – including garlic bread, low carb cauliflower bread and more!

Side dishes to savour

15 of the very best braai side dishes – A good side dish really completes your braai menu.

4 incredible low carb side dishes to go with your braai – Banters, these are for you!


The BLT cocktail - this is going to be the 'it' cocktail of the Summer season.

Light and fruity braai wines for Heritage Day - our wine editor has chosen the best wines top pair with braai food.

8 awesome Shirazes to go with your braai – if you don’t like wine, then how about a frosty craft beer?

Cucumber and ginger fizz – a super refreshing and Summery drink best enjoyed outside in the sunshine.

Mojito – with loads of crushed ice and mint

Hitting the sweet stuff- dessert

Peppermint Crisp ice cream cake – the easiest and most delicious dessert in the whole wide world and the ultimate crowd-pleaser.

Homemade Crunchies – crunchy honeycomb enveloped in a thick layer of milk chocolate.

Lemon fridge tart – a retro classic revisited.

Cinnamon milk tarts in a glass – if you want to get all fancy like.

Amarula malva pudding
- I mean!

Spiced Cape Brandy pudding - With a decent kick of SA's finest brandy (if you weren't aware, we are officially the world's best brandy producers!)

Heritage Day only comes around once a year - so go big or go home!



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