Braai Broodjie - A South African toasted BBQ Sandwich
A braai broodjie, a popular South African grilled sandwich, is a simple yet delicious culinary delight that is enjoyed by many. But why exactly is it so enjoyable? Here are a few reasons:
It usually consists of bread, cheese, tomato, onion, and in my world, Mrs Balls' chutney. When these ingredients are combined and grilled on the fire, they become a mouth-watering treat that is hard to resist.
Usually, a braai/BBQ is an event that brings family and friends together, a braai broodjie, therefore, is not just a tasty meal but also a symbol of togetherness and community.
Finally, there's something special about the way a braai broodjie is cooked. The bread is lightly buttered on the outside and then grilled to perfection, creating a crispy texture that pairs perfectly with the soft and gooey cheese and tomato inside. The smoky flavor from the grill adds an extra layer of depth to the sandwich, making it a truly unique and flavorful experience.
Bread of your choice (I like thick cut white bread)
Mrs. Balls chutney/Fruit chutney/Sweet Chilli Sauce
Cheddar cheese sliced or grated
Red onion, thinly sliced
Salt & Pepper
Butter your bread, use as much or as little butter as you like.
Spread a layer of chutney on one side of the sandwich.
Top with tomato, onion, salt & pepper, and then cheese.
Close your sandwich and butter the outside of your sandwich.
Place on your grid and grill while turning often till golden on both sides.
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