Vetkoek Recipe

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Vetkoek Recipe

This quick and easy vetkoek recipe will make you feel right at home in South Africa. Vetkoek is a traditional South African fried dough bread, also known as Amagwinya by the locals. Elsewhere in the world vetkoek can be related to the Caribbean Johnny cake or the Mexican sopaipillas or yet, the American donut. It is my personal belief that we adopted vetkoek from the Dutch oliebol (oil ball).

Vetkoek is popular and a few television shows, like vetkoek paleis, have been created around the idea of a vetkoek restaurant. Some people also use the work vetkoek as a nickname for a plump person. In this case, you might hear the word vetkoek being used in a phrase like this: Ag my vetkoekie.

All basic vetkoek recipes are the same with the biggest difference coming in the form of the filling. Curried mince is a very popular vetkoek filling, whereas some people prefer eating it plain. If you have a good vetkoek recipe then please share it on this page and tell us everything about your recipe. You can also tag us on our Facebook page where we can share food and cooking ideas together.

Thank you and happy vetkoek cooking.

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Recipe Info


Serves: 8


Calories: 191
Carbs: 13g
Fat: 16g
Protein: 7g

Cooking Times

10 min
Preparation Time
0 Hours and 10 Minutes
10 min
Cook Time
0 Hours and 10 Minutes
20 min
Total Time
0 Hours and 20 Minutes




  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan
  2. Sift the dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl
  3. Add the egg and milk to the dry ingredients and mix the batter until smooth
  4. Drop tablespoons of the batter into the hot oil. Fry for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Serve hot.

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Nic Saldo
Great vetkoek recipe. 5.00

Hannelie Retief
Easy and delicious vetkoek recipe. 5.00

Santi Prinsloo
Perfect vetkoek recipe. Simple and delicious. 5.00

Nora Smit
It is amazing how many people you can feed off this simple recipe and how quick it is to make a vetkoek. The children love it with jam and butter. 5.00

Marle Groenewald
There is no food like South African food. I miss home and I miss a traditional vetkoek. Thanks for making me feel right at home. ⛳ 5.00

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