Fat-cooks as in Africa

You may replace mealie meal with cornmeal and also make the batter lighter and slightly runny by adding a tad more milk. Share this African Delicacy with your friends! You may have them with a side of Classic Chakalaka.


  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 1/2 cup mealie meal
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup milk (or water)

Cooking Process

  1. In a large saucepan pour about 2 mugs of vegetable oil and place on medium heat.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, mix all dry ingredients together then pour milk slowly into mixture then add egg and mix well.
  3. When oil has heated enough, rub hands with dry flour and scoop a tbsp and a half of the mixture. Roll it into a nice smooth ball and pop in the oil, (reduce heat so that they do not brown outside before they are thoroughly cooked inside) repeat the process till you finish, making sure you turn the fat cooks so that they don’t burn.
  4. Ensure that the balls are small enough so that they are easy to cook through. They should be golden brown and still nicely shaped when you are done.

Fat-cooks as in Africa

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Fat-cooks as in Africa