Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A Crush on Cornmeal Mush

I was reading "Little House in the Big Woods" to my girls (I love those books, by the way- they just make me want to be a pioneer!!!) and they mention "Cornmeal Mush" in the book and how delicious it was. Ever since then, I have wanted to give it a try, just to see what it actually was, so after doing some internet searching, I came up with this for breakfast the other morning. I thought it was delicious! We decided to do a sweeter version with syrup and strawberries, but you can do more of a ketchup thing if you want to. I thought it was really fun- but I happen to really like mushy things in general. :) It firms up in a cool way, and then it tastes yummy kind of fried up in butter- the crispy edge reminded me of a corn chip/Frito. It was fun for a breakfast change!

I got this from the Recipe Zaar and here is what it had to say on the site:
"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!"

Lancaster County, AMISH cornmeal mush
3 cups water
1 cup cornmeal
1 teaspoon salt

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.
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Sook said...

That looks so refreshing and delicious. I love fruit.. :)

jess and seth said...

What a cute mom! My mouth would always water reading those stories--somehow you felt so hungry living on the plains with them, and when they talked about the food you really wanted to be eating with them. Remember the candy they made with syrup & snow? . . .

Ashley said...

This looks really fun - I used to live near a big Amish community and they really know how to make comfort food. Yum!