|Cornmeal, water or milk|
Mush — sometimes called coosh — is a thick cornmeal pudding (or porridge) usually boiled in water or milk. It is often allowed to set, or gel into a semi solid, then cut into flat squares or rectangles, and pan fried. Usage is especially common in the eastern and southeastern United States. It is also customary for those in the Midwestern US to eat it with maple syrup or molasses. In Eastern Europe instead of boiling in milk, it is poured over the meal once served and cooled down. Corn meal mush is often consumed in Latin America and Africa.
It has been considered synonymous, perhaps erroneously, with other dishes:
- Fussell, Betty Harper (1992). The Story of Corn. New York: Knopf. p. 231. ISBN 0-394-57805-8.
- "American Civil War Recipes and Cooking". AmericanCivilWar.com. 15 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-16.
- Willie Crawford (17 December 2002). "More Soulful Recipes". The Chitterling Site. Retrieved 2009-07-15.
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