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Jack Parows Braai Broodjie – When kitch becomes cool!

Posted on June 24, 2011 by in vegetables

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Jack Parows Braai Broodjie

Jack Parows Braai Broodjie! Has Nina gone mad? Why Jack Parows and what’s he got to do with a Braai Broodjie(toasted sandwich)? For those of you who don’t know,  Jack Parow is an Afrikaans rapper that has taken the country and the world by storm. Do I like his music? “No!”
Do I like the image he portrays? “NO!” Then why on earth do I write about him, I hear you all ask? Well, I think it is really great that kitsch is now cool, old-fashioned  has become vintage and  what was once common, is now retro.
Old favorite recipes have been revived again and no one needs to be ashamed of serving old classics like Green Bean Stew and Tomato Bredie(stew) or the good old South African Classic – the Braai Broodjie.
The inspiration came from reading a magazine ( I think it was a Sarie Kos)over the weekend while lounging at our family home in Hermanus and in the magazine I saw the idea of making a Jack Parows Braai broodjie by cutting the slices of bread lenghtwise, resembling Jack’s hideous cap. I kind of liked the idea, but wanted to move away from the ordinary and take it up a notch to the extraordinary. So the end result is nothing but kitsch, old-fashioned or common. In fact, I think my  braai broodjie is “Cooler as Ekke!”(translated – cooler than me)

Jack Parows Braai Broodjie

Jack Parows Braai Broodjie (bread)

1 big olive ciabatta
1 big eggplant – sliced in 5mm slices lengthwise
olive oil
2 big organic tomatoes or about 8 sun-dried tomatoes
4 tbsp Pesto Princess Basil Pesto
fresh herbs of your choice. 2 tbsp cream cheese
4-5 slices of mature cheddar cheese
fresh rocket

Jack Parows Braai Broodjie

Pre heat the oven, brush eggplant with some olive oil, season and roast in oven for 5-10 minutes or until the egg plant has browned. Alternatively, brown in a skillet on the stove. Slice ciabatta open lengthwise and start packing the fillings. You can basically use what ever fillings you have available!  Close the ciabatta and place in a grid that can close. Grill on an open fire(very low heat), allowing the bread to brown and the  cheese to melt and become all gooey. Serve with your favorite meat and a fresh salad.

Jack Parows Braai Broodjie

Ps:  For more information re. Jack Parow, visit his website, but here are a few interesting facts:

  • A little know fact is that Parow started Die Antwoord with Ninja and Yo-Landi Visser, but he chose to follow his own creative path.
  • He has his own clothing label, Parowphernalia and his special braai sauce will the shelves in 2011.
  • Parow is the face of the Pendoring Awards 2010.
  • Jack Parow was the ambassador for Movember in Holland in November 2010
  • A GPS with Jack Parow voice is available:
  • Jack Parow website hosts a KIEF online video game:
  • Cooler as Ekke was play listed on 5 FM. Only Fokofpolisiekar has managed to get all Afrikaans tracks play listed on this station. I miss was the next single to be on high rotation on 5FM. Three is a charm with the play listing of Byellville in April 2011.
  • Parow tracks are on high rotation on most radio stations in South Africa, including Y FM, SA’s largest Urban youth station.
  • Must read:
  • The music videos for Cooler as Ekke and Dans Dans Dans reached No1 on MK’s Top 10.
  • He is scared of spiders.

Chef’s Note: The post was not at all sponsored or paid for, nor is it a reflection  of my taste of music, it was merely a little light-hearted fun. The fact that my children are amazed with their mom for even knowing the name Jack Parow is pretty cool, ek sê!

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10 Responses to “Jack Parows Braai Broodjie – When kitch becomes cool!”

  1. Ocean Jewels Fresh Fish 24 June 2011 at 2:12 pm #

    very kief broodjie,make me feel like a braai in the rain!

  2. Marisa 24 June 2011 at 3:51 pm #

    Hahahaha, I think Jack Parow is very funny! Ek rol 'n 3310! 😉

    This is definitely not a kommin broodjie though – love the eggplant on it.

  3. LadyRaven 24 June 2011 at 5:11 pm #

    You can add to that list that he studied Multimedia Design and Production at City Varsity. Owns a flat in Disa Park 😛

  4. bellini 26 June 2011 at 3:31 am #

    It does resemble his hat but I am sure it tastes much more delicious Nina!

  5. PinkPolkaDot 27 June 2011 at 12:06 pm #

    I also saw the loooooong braai broodjies in Sarie kos, but I like yours more!! These are sophisticated not commin at all!

  6. Anonymous 15 July 2011 at 11:47 am #

    Braai Broodjie(toasted sandwich)??

    A "Braai broodjie" is not a toasted sandwhich!! – ger your facts right.

    A "Braai broodjie" is a sandwhich braai over an open fire..its not in the sence a toasted sandwhich as per the dicnationary.

  7. GoodJibbCutter 21 July 2012 at 7:53 pm #

    Ahaha!!! cracked me up when i saw this,
    Jack Parow Braai Broodjie.. Who'd-a-thunk-it aye?
    The only thing id say jack Parow would say its missing is a medium rare chunk of greasy dead something…
    (Just basing on the fact that ,hes kind of, well.. is obsessed with B.B.Q.)

  8. Nina Timm 25 July 2012 at 8:14 am #

    GoodJibbCutter, thank you for visiting my site. Glad you liked the sandwich and I am sure my hubby will also prefer the BBQ option!!

  9. Nadia@maisontravers 3 July 2016 at 12:01 pm #

    Now, I can listen to Afrikaans rap😂😂


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