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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wednesday's Recipe--Fried Cornmeal Mush

Yeah, so I'm a couple weeks behind. Writing comes first, and the writing has been chugging along in the right direction. With the formation of The Sextet a few months ago, I've been working on hot and sexy short stories as well as my current Morphing Subplot. We'll be submitting our first set of stories by December first. Three of us have story #2 ready. I've finished the first draft of #3 and am waiting on a few answers to some research questions. AND #4 is underway! The Morphing Subplot is over 67,000 words now too.

Cold weather has come to Indiana, and I think it's here to stay for a while. Time to warm up with one of my favorites.

Fried Cornmeal Mush

1 cup cold water
1 cup cornmeal
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups water

Whisk together 1 cup cold water, cornmeal, and salt. Bring 3 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Gradually whisk in the cornmeal mixture, stirring constantly to prevent lumps. Reduce heat to medium-high and cook until thick. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and cook 10 more minutes. Pour into a buttered loaf pan. Refrigerate at least 4 hours.

To fry: Preheat an iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Remove cornmeal mush from loaf pan to a cutting board. Cut into 1/4 inch thick slices and fry until crisp on both sides (about 5-6 minutes per side). Keep warm in the oven while frying remaining slices.

Serve with warm syrup. Makes about 16-20 slices.

Back to writing!

Mellanie Szereto
Romance...With a Kick!

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