How To Make Samp

How To Make Samp

Samp is a traditional African dish that is enjoyed in many countries across the continent. It is made from ground maize or corn and can be served as a porridge or as a side dish with stews and other African delicacies. Here's how to make samp at home:

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  1. Ingredients
  2. Instructions
    1. Step 1: Soak the samp
    2. Step 2: Rinse the samp
    3. Step 3: Cook the samp
    4. Step 4: Drain and serve
  3. Tips


  • 1 cup dried samp
  • Water
  • Salt to taste


Step 1: Soak the samp

Place the dried samp in a bowl and cover it with water. Allow it to soak for at least 6 hours or overnight.

Step 2: Rinse the samp

Drain the soaked samp and rinse it under cold running water.

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Step 3: Cook the samp

Place the samp in a pot and cover it with enough water to cover it completely. Add salt to taste and bring the water to a boil. Reduce the heat and allow the samp to simmer for 2-3 hours or until it is soft.

Step 4: Drain and serve

Once the samp is cooked, drain any excess water and serve it as desired.


  • For added flavor, you can cook the samp in broth instead of water.
  • Leftover samp can be refrigerated for up to three days or frozen for later use.
  • Samp can be used as a substitute for rice or other grains in many dishes.

That's it! Making samp at home is simple and delicious. Try serving it with a hearty African stew for an authentic and satisfying meal.

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