Fancy a #SliceofSA?

This August we were on the search for South Africa’s favourite sarmie with the launch of our #SliceofSA competition. We called on our Facebook fans to submit their best heritage-inspired recipes using local comfort foods to feature on our Blue Ribbon Square recipe cards which hit shelves in September.

We enlisted the help of our favourite fuss-free foodie and renowned South African chef, LesDaChef to help us decide.

The submissions were as diverse as us South Africans. Some were sweet, some savory, some a little bit ‘out there’ but one thing was for sure: they were rich in taste and Proudly South African.

Les had a tough time deciding the yummiest of the bunch –here are his top three picks:

Ceceila Motsemedi – Chessy Morogo Open Sandwich

Cecelia Motsemedi’s signature morogo, egg and cheese sarmie was inspired by her childhood. “At home in Soweto, we used to plant spinach for leaner days. There was a point when I was young where we ate spinach every day, now I understand why I love it so much.”

Learn how to make Ceceila’s creation here.

Ntswaki Rooi – Boerewors and Egg Cups

Ntswaki fondly remembers her mom’s knack for transforming simple ingredients into quick, creative meals. “Now that I have my own family I do the same,” she says.

It’s not difficult to see where Ntswaki’s creative streak comes from – she transformed Blue Ribbon Sandwich Squares into cups, perfect for her delish boerie and egg filling.

Get the recipe here.

Maryam Patel – Peppermint Crisp Ice Cream Sarmie

Maryam enjoys watching gourmet cooking shows and getting her little ones to help in the kitchen. Food has always been a family affair for Maryam, “My dad taught me the importance of presenting food well. Meals should never be served out of pots, no matter the guest.”

We think her perfect SA-inspired treat looks superb. Find the full recipe plus a bonus surprise here 😉

Our free Blue Ribbon Sandwich Squares recipe cards are available in stores near you. Grab your favourite recipe along with a pack of Blue Ribbon Sandwich Squares and get cooking, Mzanzi style.

Feeling daring? Share your pics on Twitter or Facebook and tag @LesDaChef to #GetToasted by Les.