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5 from 2 votes

Fried Corn Meal Mush

Make golden brown fried cornmeal mush for breakfast or as a side dish. 
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Cornmeal, Mush
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 62kcal
Author Stephanie Manley


  • 2 3/4 cups water
  • 1 cup Martha White Yellow Corn Meal
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar


  • Bring 2 3/4 cups water to a boil. Combine cornmeal, cold water, salt, and sugar; gradually add this to boiling water stirring all the time. Cook the cornmeal mixture over medium-high heat until thick. 
  • Reduce heat and cover pan, cook 5 more minutes, stirring frequently. Pour into a loaf pan and cool, then refrigerate several hours. 
  • Turn out of pan and cut in 1-inch slices. Fry the cornmeal slices slowly in hot fat turning once. When browned serve hot with butter and syrup.


Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 237mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0g | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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