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Grilled mealie and potato fritters with sambal

Recipe from: 10/1/2005 12:00:00 AM

Ingredients 13
Servings 8
Time 20


  • 3
    Sambal: tomatoes, peeled, seeded and finely chopped
  • 120
    sweet chilli sauce
  • 60
    soya sauce
  • 4
    Fritters: fresh mealies
  • 2
    raw potatoes, roughly grated
  • 160
  • 2
    bunches of spring onions, chopped
  • 1
    a handful of fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1
    a thumb-length piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 2
    garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3
    red chillies, chopped (remove the seeds for less heat)
  • 10
  • 60
    oil for frying


1. Prepare the sambal: Mix all the sambal ingredients together in a dish and leave aside until needed.

2. Prepare the mealie and potato fritters: Cook the mealies for about 8 minutes in rapidly boiling water and drain. Allow to cool until they can be handled easily. Hold the mealies vertically on a chopping board and cut off the kernels.

3. Mix the kernels, grated potato, flour, spring onions, coriander leaves, ginger, garlic, chillies and sugar to form a thick mixture.

4. Heat the oil in a frying pan and spoon the mixture to form fritters in the frying pan. Fry until golden brown and cooked on both sides. Serve with the sambal.


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