Cornmeal Mush & Fried Mush
An old-fashioned Southern breakfast dish that warms the heart and soul as well as being hearty nourishment for the body.
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup cold water
3 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
- For Cornmeal Mush: Stir cornmeal into 1 cup cold water in a bowl.
Bring 3 cups water and the salt to a boil in a large saucepan. Add cornmeal
mixture to the boiling water gradually, stirring constantly.
- Cook for 5 to 10 minutes or until thickened, stirring frequently. Serve with sugar and milk or with butter.
- For Fried Cornmeal Mush: Pour hot mush mixture into lightly greased loaf pan. Cool at room temperature and then cover and refrigerate overnight. Cut into thin slices. Fry in butter, bacon fat, shortening, oil or lard in skillet over medium-low heat until brown on both sides. Serve with butter and syrup or as desired.
Makes 6 servings.