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fried mush

who doesn’t love eating something called mush?  this is a fleckenstein family tradition and great on a cold winter morning.




  • 1-1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 3-1/2 cups water


  1. in a medium sauce pan, bring 2-1/2 cups water to a boil.
  2. in a small mixing bowl, combine remaining 1 cup water and cornmeal.
  3. add cornmeal mixture to boiling water, and reduce heat to low.
  4. cook until mixture thickens, approximately 3-5 minutes.
  5. transfer “mush” into a loaf pan and refrigerate for at least one hour.
  6. when ready to cook, remove mush from loaf pan and cut into 1/2″ slices.
  7. fry slices in lightly greased skillet for 4-5 minutes per side, or until lightly browned.

suggested servings

  • fried mush & maple syrup
  • fried mush with applesauce for dipping