Lancaster County, AMISH Cornmeal Mush

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is delicious served with syrup or ketchup - your preference, and served alongside eggs. We also like to eat it here in Lancaster County with milk - or just browned butter - right after it's cooked. (before putting it in the loaf pan) Otherwise, pour it into the loaf pan & let it cool, then keep it in the refrigerator until cooled completely & it can easily be sliced. This recipe is so simple, I was almost embarrassed to post - but it's what we eat here - and I've seen numerous requests for this - so here it is! ENJOY!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  3. Cover& simmer 10-20 minutes (LOW heat).
  4. Pour into a loaf pan.
  5. Cool and then cut into thin pieces.
  6. Fry till golden brown on both sides.


Most Helpful

Gee, ours never made it into the fry pan. And you mentioned syrup so out came the maple syrup. Then out came the black banana and I mushed banana through it, and then added a touch of cinnamon. I'm probably being a Philistine with the recipe but I don't know any better as I have no idea what it should taste like! Yum!!! Thanks for putting the basic recipe down as I wouldn't have thought about using polenta for breakfast :-D

Missy Wombat January 18, 2003

This is a great,simple, homey recipe. I made this twice - this first time preparing it as hot cereal, as suggested in the description, and then the second time chilled, sliced, and pan fried as directed in the steps. Both ways were equally delicious. Thank you for sharing this versatile, quick, and tasty family recipe.

HeatherFeather January 19, 2003

Have made this several times, It is delicious fried and eaten as a beakfast side dish, with eggs or with syrup or jelly. D, Car

nanadixie November 25, 2002

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