From the streets of the Eastern Cape to being featured on a brand-new television show, chef Siya Kobo is a force to be reckoned with. In the last few years, he has become a champion for proudly South African haute cuisine.
In episode 1 of Homegrown Tastes South Africa, Kobo prepares a delicious kota recipe provided by celebrity chef and television host Lorna Maseko. Kota is a hollowed out, quarter loaf of bread stuffed with a scrumptious filling like fries and atchar.
Kobo is also known for his mouthwatering skopo and pap recipe, but today we share Maseko’s quick and easy recipe for a kota that went to private school.
- Catch new episodes of Homegrown Tastes South Africa on Wednesdays 20:00. on BBC Lifestyle (DStv channel 174). The show is repeated on Thursdays and Fridays and also available on DStv Catch-up.
- Milk loaf, sourdough, or any other soft bread of your choice
- Between four and eight slices of boerenkaas cheese
- Homemade aioli (or mayonnaise)
- Sweet potato chips
- Sausage (polony is the Mzansi favourite!)
- Tomato salsa
- Cut your milk loaf, sourdough, or any other soft bread of your choice into quarters, and hollow these out.
- Add a generous spread of aioli to each kota, then add a layer of chips followed by the cheese and the atchar. Top with slices of sausage and a generous scoop of the tomato salsa. Serve with extra mayonnaise and atchar on the side.