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Old 05-10-2005, 12:27 PM   #1
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Fried Mush For Breakfast

Fried mush is a breakfast treat generally forgotten except in the South.

Simply boil yellow cornmeal (stirring constantly!) with a little salt and 3-4 times as much water until a thick mush forms. Then ladle it into a mold of some sort - an empty soup can works well. Chill in the fridge overnight. Remove the other end from the soup can and push out the cylinder of cornmeal mush. Slice 1/4" discs from the cylinder and fry to the desired crispness in a skillet with a little bacon fat or butter.

Serve with butter or syrup. Goes well with a variety of other breakfast dishes, and is flavorful and satisfying.


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Old 05-10-2005, 12:55 PM   #2
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Momma used to make this for me and dad -- usually on Sunday mornings. It brings back great memories.

I love fried mush especially with a little butter and honey.

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Old 05-10-2005, 01:00 PM   #3
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Hey oldcoot, my mom used to serve this with stew. We would have our stew ladled over this. I can't remember what it was called, but it was some Ukrainian name. Yummy!
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Old 05-10-2005, 01:20 PM   #4
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...or you could call it fried polenta!

...but it wouldn't taste any better.
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Old 05-10-2005, 01:22 PM   #5
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My mom used to serve fried mush with maple syrup. I'm from the north ... always thought it was an Amish dish.
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Old 05-17-2005, 05:20 PM   #6
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Old 05-26-2005, 02:08 PM   #7
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My grandma also made this dish. I remember her frying it in a pan and we would add butter and syrup. I also remember small bits of meat in it although I do not remember asking her what kind it was. I think pork. Good post.
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Old 05-26-2005, 03:12 PM   #8
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While growing up this was a special breakfast..with 5 kids in the family we didn't always have left over mush. Loved it!
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Old 05-27-2005, 04:02 AM   #9
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i made fried mush when i was in 4th or 5th grade. i was curious and it was good!
think i might prep some tomorrow for breakfast in a few days.
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Old 05-30-2005, 03:10 PM   #10
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Fried mush or fried grits!!! Can't get much better than either!!

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