Fried Cornmeal Mush

Recipe by CindiJ
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READY IN: 1hr 5mins
SERVES: 4-5
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Bring the water to a rapid boil in a heavy covered pot.
  • Add the salt and slowly add the meal to the boiling water, stirring all the time.
  • I like to use a wire whisk for this.
  • Continue stirring until the cornmeal thickens, about 5 minutes.
  • Turn the heat down low and cover the pot.
  • Continue to simmer lightly, stirring the pudding several times for 30 minutes more.
  • Add the 4 tablespoons flour to the mixture.
  • Whip it in, in a hurry.
  • Pour the mush into an oiled loaf pan and chill overnight.
  • In the morning slice the cold mush 1/4-inch thick and fry in oil, butter, bacon fat or a mixture of the same.
  • Fry it slowly until it takes on a golden and crunchy crust.
  • This will take some time, 15 minutes or so on each side.
  • *Flour the slices before frying--they'll brown evenly and taste wonderful!
  • Serve with butter and maple syrup.
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