How do you prepare your samp? Most of us would answer by saying we boil it, add some flavouring or even an additional ingredient such as peas then serve……
BlueWolf has different ideas. You may be asking yourself who the hell is BlueWolf? He is one follower and fan of Mzansi Style Cuisine, grew up in the Eastern Cape, the Transkei region. He was inspired by the samp and bean (umngqusho) recipe (we call it “gnush” thanks to Bret, another follower for giving us the name) I posted earlier.
I tried the recipe, even got some friends and colleagues to taste it. Everyone loved it! However, it may fool some into thinking that its macaroni and cheese dish i.e. until they dig in and taste.
If you are really challenged in the kitchen, you are having visitors over or even a hot date, this recipe is for you. It’s easy to prepare and it fills your kitchen with a nice aroma while it is baking in the oven.
A lot of my friends always ask for a recipe to prepare for a date. This recipe I would recommend. It’ll leave your guests thinking you are a domestic goddess. Don’t thank me, thank BlueWolf.
I also would like to thank you BlueWolf for submitting the recipe, encouraging words and for being such a loyal fan and a proud South African! Thank you for the support homie! Amade ngawetyala! (Long speeches are for court hearings)
BlueWolf’s Samp Recipe
Serves: 8-10 people
500ml (2 cups) samp
4 cups boiling water
750ml (3 cups) milk
1.5 tsp salt
250ml (1 cup) cheddar cheese, grated
15ml (1 tbsp) butter/margarine
2 Russian sausages, sliced (optional)
- Soak the samp overnight (or before you go to work depending on your schedule)
- Drain, add boiling water and cook until soft. The samp MUST be soft.
- Preheat oven while cooking to 180, and spray a 2.5L casserole dish – use olive oil spray.
- Beat eggs, milk, and salt with a whisk.
- Fold into samp with ¼ of the cheese. Russians are also added at this stage.
- Dot the dish with butter/margarine.
- Cover the dish with foil and bake for 45minutes.
- Remove foil, sprinkle remainder of the cheese, sprinkle with paprika.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- Serve with salad and/or meat.
- It’s nice to mix the final cheese sprinkle with feta, blue, gorgonzola – just mix it all up.
- For an even spicier dish sprinkle paprika over – generously i.e. 5ml.
- You can substitute paprika for red cayenne pepper.
You may also be interested in this Baked Rice and Coconut Dish 👇