Some argue and say the best Kotas are made and sold in Thembisa. But as we can't get them there, why not make your own delicious Kota at home? Stock up all the ingredients you'll need, roll up your sleeves and make this tasty recipe.
1 Prego roll
2 Slices of French polony
Sauce of your choice
No cooking is required for this one, unless you are frying your chips and Russian yourself. All you need to do is load everything into the prego roll.
Hollow out the roll and spread butter on the inside (optional).
Fill with the ingredients mentioned above.
Season with more salt if needed.
If you'd rather enjoy a bunny chow, fill your roll with curry instead.
Fish & Chips
A firm favourite to many Joburgers, a quick meal of fish and chips is all you need to satisfy your cravings.
For the Fish
55 g cake flour (divided)
55 g cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking powder
Sea salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste
1/3 cup beer
1/3 cup sparkling water
4 fish fillets (thick white fish, preferably sustainable cod, pollock or haddock)
For the Chips
2 or more potatoes (peeled)
1 L vegetable oil
In a large bowl, mix all but 2 tablespoons of the flour (set aside) with the cornstarch and baking powder. Season lightly with a tiny pinch of salt and pepper.
Using a fork to whisk continuously, add the beer and the sparkling water to the flour mixture and continue mixing until you have a thick, smooth batter. Place the batter in the fridge to rest for 30 minutes to an hour.
Meanwhile, cut the potatoes into 1-centimetre slices, then slice these into 1-centimetre-wide chips. Place the chips into a colander and rinse under cold running water. Pat dry and then fry them in preheated oil.
Lay the fish fillets on a sheet of kitchen paper and pat dry. Season lightly with a little sea salt.
Place the 2 tablespoons of flour reserved from the batter mix into a shallow bowl. Toss each fish fillet in the flour and shake off any excess flour.
Dip into the batter, coating the entire fillet.
Heat the pot of oil to 180 C. Carefully lower each fillet into the hot oil. Fry for approximately 8 minutes, or until the batter is crisp and golden, turning the fillets from time to time with a large slotted spoon.
Get your tickets now and make sure you and your friends bring your appetite because you are about to eat until you roll. Bring your whole family too because we believe there is something for everyone the kids will enjoy too as there will be a kiddies play and entertainment area. On the day there will be live performances and the best Djs will be entertaining you all day long, we wouldn't want to miss it if we were you!
Kota Joe Roadhouse Restaurant offers Kotas also known by their traditional name as amaKota or the more commonly used Bunnychow. Their Kotas however have a modern/westernised twist to them as opposed to the originals.
Kota Joe also offers other exciting food on their menu such as burgers, pizzas, milkshakes and tasty ice cream. So for a modernised/westernised South African fast food experience, visit their restaurant.
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