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Samp is a traditional South African dish made from dried corn kernels. When cooked properly, it becomes tender, creamy, and packed with flavor. Adding butter to the cooking process enhances the richness and adds a delicious buttery taste to the dish. Whether you’re preparing a comforting meal for your family or hosting a gathering, cooking samp with butter is sure to be a hit. Follow this simple recipe to achieve a creamy and flavorful samp that will leave everyone asking for seconds.

How to Cook Samp with Butter.

Experience the comforting flavors of South Africa with this recipe for cooking samp with butter. The creamy texture and buttery taste make it a delightful addition to any meal.
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Prep Time 8 hours 8 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Course Side Dish
Cuisine South African


  • sauce pan
  • Wooden spoon


  • dried samp
  • Water
  • butter
  • Salt, to taste


  • Rinse the dried samp under cold water to remove any debris. Transfer it to a large bowl and cover with enough water to completely submerge the samp. Let it soak overnight or for at least 8 hours.
  • Drain the soaked samp and transfer it to a large pot. Add enough fresh water to cover the samp by a few inches.
  • Place the pot over medium heat and bring the water to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and let the samp simmer for about 1.5 to 2 hours, or until tender. Stir occasionally and add more water if needed to prevent sticking.
  • Once the samp is tender, drain any excess water and return it to the pot.
  • Add the butter to the pot and stir it into the samp until melted and well distributed. The butter will add richness and enhance the flavor of the dish.
  • Season the samp with salt to taste. Start with a small amount and gradually add more if needed.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and let the samp sit for a few minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  • Serve the cooked samp with butter as a side dish. It pairs well with meat, stews, or vegetable dishes. Enjoy the creamy texture and the delightful buttery taste!


Soaking the samp overnight helps to reduce the cooking time and ensures even cooking.
Adjust the amount of butter according to your taste preference.
Serve the samp as a side dish alongside meat, stews, or vegetable dishes.


Serving: 200g
Keyword samp butter
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