Cajun Cornmeal Mush (Couche Couche)

(4 servings)

  • 2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup water
Heat the oil in a heavy pot over medium-high heat.

Mix the dry ingredients, then add the milk and water. Pour the batter into the hot oil, and allow a crust to form on the bottom before stirring. Reduce heat to low and stir occasionally; cook for about 15 minutes.

Serve in bowls like oatmeal or other hot cereals. It's great with milk and powdered sugar, with maple syrup, with butter and cinnamon, with jam, with raisins, with blueberries... I could go on and on and on...

A hot cereal made with cornmeal. Serve it just like oatmeal. It's tasty. It's different. You can make it your own adding your favorite mix-ins - raisins, maple syrup, etc.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank football for this recipe.

Recipe number 342. Submitted 8/3/2002.