Cornmeal Gravy

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My grandmother used to make what she called cornmeal gravy… anyone ever hear of it?
If so, could you please pass on how to make it?
Many thanks

From the Hillbilly Housewife:

I had a chat with some of the women on my husband’s side of the family and they agree with Lawana’s comment below. Here’s her recipe for easy reference.

Cornmeal Gravy
  • 1/2 cup corn meal
  • 1 cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup milk or buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon oil or bacon grease
  1. In heavy skillet brown corn meal to a golden brown, add salt and pepper, then stir in the oil. Combine the milk and water and pour as much as needed to boil. Make sure the gravy is thin enough too, because it will thicken slightly after it is cooked. Let boil for about 2 minutes.

Of course you can also fry a little sausage, then add the cornmeal to brown and go from there. The sausage will release plenty of fat to cook the gravy. I like to leave the sausage bits in it for extra flavor.

Cornmeal Gravy


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