We have all come love the Durban bunny chow, but another mega saucy, meaty sandwich soon made its way into Mzansi’s townships, the kota.
A kota is a true South African gem. The hollowed-out loaf of white bread serves as a portable, edible container that houses everything including polonies, Russian sausage, atchar and cheesy fried egg.
Ga-Rankuwa native and the owner of the Saucy Boys restaurant, Kutlwano Mbele, shares the recipe for his saucy King Kota.
At first glance this quarter loaf sandwich may seem a bit too small, but once you have squeezed in all your meats you are looking at the perfect hunger buster or babelas cure.
Try Mbele’s King Kota recipe.
- 1 quartered loaf white bread
- Butter, to spread
- 1 tbsp of garlic sauce
- 1 tomato
- Single layer of red onion
- 3 slices of gherkins (sweet & sour)
- 1 egg, well-done
- 1 slice of mature cheddar cheese
- 3 fish fingers, fried
- Handful of French fries (fried chips)
- Chip seasoning
- 3 pieces of shoulder bacon, fried
- 1 beef patty (sweet chilli)
- BBQ/tomato/chip/garlic sauce
1. Put butter on the quartered bread and leave it for 2 min max on the griller.
2. Use a spoon of garlic sauce on the bread once you’ve cut the middle part of it. Then place your lettuce, tomato, red onion and gherkins on the bread.
3. Put your well-done egg, then cheddar cheese on top. After that, place your fried fish fingers.
4. Put a layer of your chips, seasoned with chips seasoning.
5. Follow it with your bacon.
6. Place a second layer of chips, then put your grilled beef patty on top.
7. Put your sauce of choice on top. Finish it off with your grilled middle part of the bread on top. Then you’re ready to serve your King Kota.