Creamy Samp

- Advertisement -

Creamy Samp is a loved South African dish made from dried corn kernels. This is eaten in the place of rice and mealie-meal. Different South African cultures and tribes prepare this meal in different ways, with some adding beans and others enjoying the grain on its own with a few spices and sometimes meat added into the samp to elevate the taste.

Samp is a meal of patience and love; the normal samp takes 3 hours to cook. Our busy lives and the lack of electricity have led some brands to create an easier alternative for busy individuals; the solution is called ‘Quick Cook Samp’, promising to cook in just 30 minutes; this has allowed us to enjoy this meal on any day of the week and not just on special occasions like weddings, traditional ceremonies, and funerals.

South African insight: The preparation of samp used to take so much time that we used to have a joke where when one engaged in risky behaviour, people would say, “Continue, we will eat samp at your funeral” This was because it was the most common place to find samp on the menu.

Suggestions For Best Cooking Pots and Utensils

Cooking Pots and Utensils

check price on amazon

Creamy Samp

Creamy Samp

Creamy Samp is a beloved South African dish made from crushed maize kernels, cooked to a smooth, porridge-like consistency, often served with beans in some parts of the region.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Course Main Dish
Cuisine South African
Servings 6 people


  • 2 cups  quick cook Samp
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • Cooking oil
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 1 cup mushroom (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon aromat
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese (grated)
  • 4 tablespoon cream of Mushroom soup pack
  • 1 cup milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large deep pot, add two cups of quick cook Samp. Cover with the boiling water and allow to cook over medium heat for 50 minutes.
    2 cups  quick cook Samp
  • In a separate pan, add some cooking oil and allow to heat up before adding your onion.
    Cooking oil
  • Fry the onion until translucent, add the mushrooms, and fry until brown.
    1 large onion (chopped)
  • Add the mushroom mixture and mix well once the Samp is soft and all the water has cooked away.
    1 cup mushroom (chopped)
  • Add a tablespoon of aromat.
    1 tablespoon aromat
  • In a clean bowl, add the mushroom soup pack to the milk, mix well, and then pour into the Samp, followed by the cheese.
    1 cup milk, ½ cup mozzarella cheese (grated)
  • Allow the mixture to simmer for 5 minutes; add salt and pepper to taste if necessary.
    Salt and pepper to taste
  • Serve hot with any protein of your choice. 
Keyword Creamy Samp
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!


Share this post:

Must Try Recipes

You'll also love