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Fried Cornmeal Mush Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + chilling Cook: 15 min. YIELD:14-16 servings


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


  • 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 8-in. x 4-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. Yield: 14-16 servings.