Coush-Coush (Cornmeal Mush)

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1tablespoonbaking powder
1 egg
1 1⁄2cupmilk
2tablespoonwhipping cream
2teaspoonbacon drippings
  milk and sugar or maple syrup and crisp bacon slices


Mix cornmeal, baking powder, salt and 2 teaspoons sugar in medium-sized bowl. Beat egg in small bowl; beat in 1 cup milk; stir into cornmeal mixture.

Melt butter in large cast-iron skillet over high heat. Spread cornmeal mixture evenly over bottom of skillet. Fry mixture until top is puffed and underside is brown, about 5 minutes. Break mixture into small pieces with spatula; stir until mixture resembles coarse crumbs and brown pieces are evenly distributed; reduce heat to medium.

Stir 1/2 cup milk, the cream and bacon drippings into cornmeal mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, 15 minutes. Mound Coush-Coush slightly in center of skillet. Serve in bowls with milk and sugar or on plates with syrup and bacon.

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