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Vetkoek (//, Afrikaans: [ˈfɛtkuk]), is a traditional South African fried dough bread. The vetkoek forms part of South African culture. It is similar to the Caribbean Johnny cake, the Dutch oliebol, and the Mexican sopaipillas.
|Alternative names||Vetkoek In Afrikaans|
|Place of origin||South Africa|
Savoury filling: minced beef
|Variations||Polony, Chips, Cheese (cheddar) and Achaar|
The word vetkoek literally means "fat cake" in Afrikaans. It is similar in shape to a doughnut without a hole, and is made with a yeast dough. In a traditional South African braai, or barbecue, vetkoek may be served alongside boerewors. Vetkoek is commonly sold at family-owned takeaway restaurants and African festivals and cultural events.
Vetkoek is a popular meal for many people living in South Africa where it is served plain or with a filling and is hot and is sold by a wide variety of Small Trading Businessess, hawkers at taxi ranks, roadside vendors, and fast food shops located throughout South Africa, Namibia and Botswana.
- Henk Werk (January 20, 2014). "Oliebollen" (in Dutch). Home.hccnet.nl. Retrieved 2014-07-13.