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mom's fried mush

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

Fried mush was a staple in our house when we were growing up. As I recall, it was often served for "supper," along with plenty of bacon and eggs and toast. I always felt sorry for Mother, who stood at the stove, frying away for all the rest of the family. She was the last to sit down and eat. You can buy this ready to fry in the supermarket, but there's nothing like homemade. Photo by:

(2 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For mom's fried mush

  • 3 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 c
    yellow cornmeal
  • 2 Tbsp

How To Make mom's fried mush

  • 1
    In a medium saucepan, heat water to boiling. Reduce heat to medium; stir in salt and cornmeal. Cook, stirring regularly, until mixture is thick.
  • 2
    Spoon the cornmeal mixture into a lightly greased 9x5" loaf pan. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • 3
    When ready to prepare, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Slice cornmeal mush into 1-inch wide slices. Cook in melted butter, turning, until golden brown on both sides.
  • 4
    Serve with your favorite breakfast food. Some like maple syrup on their mush; I prefer MORE butter!