Fried Cornmeal Mush


Fried Cornmeal Mush

Fried Cornmeal Mush
8 slices
2 Hr
20 Min

This old-fashioned recipe for Fried Cornmeal Mush is one that won't ever go out of style. Most Midwesterners will tell you it's one of their go-to breakfast staples, while some folks will say it makes a tasty side dish! However you eat it, there's no denying it's gooood. 

What You'll Need

  • 2 3/4 cups water
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup bacon bits
  • maple syrup for drizzling

What to Do

  1. Coat an 8- x 4-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil over medium heat. Gradually stir in cornmeal, cold water, sugar, and salt; cook until thick. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Pour into loaf pan, cool, and refrigerate at least 2 hours. Invert onto board and cut into 1-inch slices.
  4. In a skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat and fry cornmeal slices for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown on both sides. Sprinkle with bacon bits and drizzle with maple syrup.

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This was a regular at our house breakfast, lunch or dinner. Sometimes with red-eye gravy instead of syrup.

Just a few years ago a friend was staying with me for a little bit and she actually introduced cornmeal mush to me. When I first heard about it, I thought maybe something similar to cream of wheat...but was pleasantly surprised when she made the crispy corn cakes with some bacon cooked into it and served it with maple syrup. I'm telling you if you haven't tried it, you don't know what you're missing until you do. I now like to make it from time to time with eggs and bacon on the side...kinda like a substitute for hashbrowns.

Depending on what you add to the mix, this could easily become a dish to serve for breakfast or dinner. With the cost of food now a days it is good to find a recipe that calls for inexpensive ingredients that will feed and fill and growing family. I hope they like it.

This is a recipe that I have never heard of before. I guess if I had to relate it to a recipe that I know I would say it is like the johnny cake here in the south. The word mush kind of puts me off from it but the end result does not look like mush.

Don't know what part of the South you are from but my roots are in Mississippi and Alabama and I grew up in Texas, I grew up eating this.

cook sausage or hamburger, onion, veggies of choice pour into corn mixture mix well , cook and have a quick meal

Great recipe! Born during the latter part of WW11, and due to all the rationing, my Mother fixed a lot of this! Brings back a lot of memories and will be fixing it more often.


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