Braai better: how to up your braaibroodjie game

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Fritz's smoked snoek braaibroodjies recipe

Don’t get us wrong, we love a good ol’ cheese, tomato and onion toastie cooked on the fire. But there’s more than one way to get the braai party started…

How does a grilled braaibroodjie wrapped in bacon sound? What about a smoky sandwich stuffed with Brie and caramelised onion? Or a savoury smoked snoek braai sarmies? If we’ve got your attention, you’ll appreciate these new ways with bread on the coals.

4 TIPS FOR BETTER BRAAIBROODJIES:

  • Don’t use artisanal breads. Opt for more solid loaves that won’t crumble and fall apart on the grid.
  • Do butter both sides of the bread, as this will keep the sandwich moist.
  • Don’t forget to add salt and freshly ground black pepper to the fillings.
  • Do grate your cheese as this will help it melt evenly.

BACON-WRAPPED BRAAIBROODJIE

bacon-wrapped braaibroodjie recipe

If the thought of thickly sliced ciabatta stuffed with Cheddar cheese and red pepper jelly – with some bacon thrown in for good measure – gets your taste buds tingling, this is the recipe for you.

Get the bacon-wrapped braaibroodjie recipe here.

BRIE AND CARAMELISED ONION BRAAIBROODJIE

Brie and caramelised onion braaibroodjie recipe

Class things up with a creamy wedge of Brie instead of Cheddar. The result is a cheesy, gooey chargrilled sandwich. The red onion marmalade adds an extra punch of sweetness.

Get the Brie and caramelised onion braaibroodjie recipe here.

SMOKED SNOEK BRAAIBROODJIES

smoked snoek braaibroodjie recipe

Get a double dose of smoky goodness by using smoked snoek instead of cheese. Spice up your sandwich with spring onions, coriander and apricot chutney for a little dose of sweetness.

Get the smoked snoek braaibroodjie recipe here.

6 MORE WAYS WITH BRAAIED BREADS

Home-made pickled onion jaffles recipe

Can’t figure out which wood is best for the braai? We’ve got some tried-and-tested options just you.

Not quite satisfied yet? Our contributing food ed Hannah Lewry has a five more sweet and savoury ways with braaibroodjies here.

Discover more satisfying braai sides here.

Melissa Scheepers Article by: Melissa Scheepers

Woolworths TASTE’s online content producer has faced constant temptation since joining the team last year. When she’s not thinking about her next meal (it’s usually a variation of a cheese toastie), she’s researching the best cooking methods for her next article.

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