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Fried Cornmeal Mush

Total Time

Prep: 1 hour + chilling Cook: 15 min.

Makes

16 servings

I've been eating cornmeal mush ever since I was a little girl. Now it's become popular with my family. I especially love this version because the batter is made ahead of time and fried the next morning.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water, divided
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Oil for frying
  • Maple syrup

Directions

  1. Boil 3 cups water. Combine remaining water with cornmeal and salt; add to boiling water. Stir until mixture returns to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  2. Pour into a greased 8x4-in. loaf pan. Chill for 8 hours or overnight. Cut into 1/2-in. thick slices.
  3. In a large skillet, fry slices in oil until browned on each side. Serve with syrup.

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