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|Alternative names||Vetkoek In Afrikaans|
|Place of origin||South Africa|
Savoury filling: minced beef
|Variations||Polony, Chips, Cheese (cheddar) and Achaar|
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.
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.