Air Fryer Pap Balls with a cheese filling

Air Fryer Pap Balls with a cheese filling

Air Fryer Pap Balls

Local is always lekker. Add a twist to how you make your pap. Wow your guests with this tasty meal. Pap balls can be served with gravy and is easy to make - its just adding an extra step and extra ingredients to the way you make pap.


  • 500g maize meal
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 Onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 5 leaves spinach
  • 1 small Chilli
  • 1 chopped red paper
  • 200g cubed cheese
  • Breadcrumbs

Appliance : Any Milex Air Fryer


  • Bring water to boil and add salt
  • Slowly and continously whisk in the maize meal so that lumps don't form
  • Reduce the heat to medium and allow the pap to simmer with the lid closed for 20 min - stir every 10 mins
  • Fry onions, chilli,red pepper, garlic and set aside
  • Cook for a further 10 min at a low heat
  • set aside and allow to cool once the has cooled slightly use a spoon to scoop the pap from the pot
  • flatten with your palm and place a cheese square in the middle.
  • Roll up the pap with your hands to form a ball and cover the cheese.
  • Coat with breadcrumps and glaze with eggs for crispyness
  • Put the pap balls in the Air Fryer for 5 - 10 mins at 180 degrees

You can also watch this video to help in making the pap balls.


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