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Fried Cornmeal Mush

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 cup water
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoon 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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