Mealie Bake

This is an excellent recipe; one that really works well in the microwave, it can also be oven baked in which case the top will be golden brown as in our picture.

YOU WILL NEED

  • 4 mealies, cut off the cob
  • 1 T (15 ml) butter
  • 1 cup (250 ml) fresh full cream milk
  • 1 T (15 ml) Ina Paarman's White Sauce Powder
  • Ina Paarman's Seasoned Sea Salt
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup (125 ml) cheddar cheese, grated
  • ½ cup (125 ml) soft white breadcrumbs
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 2 T (30 ml) chopped parsley or chives
Method

Place the mealie kernels in a microwave dish with the butter and milk. Cover the dish. Microwave for 6 minutes on high (100%). Spoon the mixture into a food processor. Add the White Sauce Powder, Seasoned Sea Salt, eggs, cheese, breadcrumbs and nutmeg and mix briefly, you still want to retain some texture. Grease a 20 cm pie dish with butter. Spoon in the mealie mixture and smooth the top. Place on a rack in the microwave and microwave on medium (60% power) for 12-15 minutes, depending on the wattage of your microwave. Top with chopped parsley.

Grate the fresh tomatoes into the Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce. Season with Green Onion Seasoning. Warm in the microwave for 2 minutes.

Serve the Mealie Bake with the sauce and a green salad dressed with our Lime & Coriander Low-fat Dressing.

**Variation:**

To oven bake, adjust the oven rack to the middle position, preheat the oven to 180°C and bake in a 20cm flan or pie dish for 30 minutes.

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