Braaibroodjies – Heritage Day side dish for a braai

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Heritage Day is on 24 September and many people are gearing up for a family braai. This braaibroodjies recipe will make your braai even better than before.

This tasty braai side dish is nothing new to South Africans. Many of us don’t only enjoy braaibroodjies on Heritage Day but almost every time we light a fire for a braai.

Although there are many ways to prepare this delightful braai side dish, this recipe also shares a tip or two to make your braaibroodjies just perfect. Make sure to butter the bread on both sides to get that appetising, crisp golden crust.

A great tip is to prepare more than one portion per person as they are so delicious that some hungry tummies may have space for two! Also, if you have any leftovers, nothing stops you from enjoying them the following day.

So, as you are getting ready for Heritage Day this weekend, make sure you get the necessary ingredients to spice up your public holiday with these crunchy, delicious sandwiches.

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Braaibroodjies recipe

0 from 0 votes Recipe by Marele van Zyl Course: SidesCuisine: South AfricanDifficulty: Easy Servings


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  • 8 slices white bread

  • 1 large onion, sliced

  • 2 tomatoes, sliced

  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • optional sauces like chutney or mayonnaise


  • Spread butter on both sides of the bread slices (butter on the outside of the sandwiches will ensure a crisp, golden crust).
  • Placing tomato and onion slices on half of the slices, season with salt and pepper or with a seasoning of your taste, and top with cheese.
  • Add optional sauces such as mayonnaise and chutney.
  • Cover with the remaining slices of bread.
  • Coat a clean grid lightly with Spray and Cook or cooking oil, place the sandwiches inside a barbeque’s grid and slowly toast them until they are golden brown.
  • Serve and enjoy before they cool down.


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