Category Archives for Corn and Cornmeal

Cornmeal Mush

Bowl of Cornmeal Mush - Filling Frugal Breakfast

Cornmeal Mush is one of those great frugal breakfast traditions that’s slowly being lost. It’s very similar to grits, though the cornmeal I buy tends to be ground a little finer. You end up with a hot breakfast cereal that’s a little smoother than your regular bowl of grits. This is very hearty for breakfast, […]

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Bacon, Eggs & Cheese Grits

1 cup grits 1/4 cup margarine (half a stick) 4 cups water 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups shredded cheese 6 to 8 ounces bacon 4 medium eggs 1 cup milk Take out a 3 or 4 quart sized saucepan. In it, combine the grits, margarine, water and salt. Bring it to a boil over high […]

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Cooked Grits

1 cup quick cooking grits 4 cups water 1 teaspoons salt Grits are a little easier to cook than cornmeal. They don’t have the same tendency to stick to the bottom of the pan, or lump together in a large mass. They are very inexpensive, especially when purchased in 5 pound bags, and cook quickly […]

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Caramel Corn

8 cups popped popcorn 1 cup peanuts (optional) 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup margarine 3 tablespoons corn syrup 1/4 teaspoon each salt & baking soda 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Arrange the popcorn (and peanuts, if you are using them) in a well oiled 9″ by 13″ pan. Get out a 2 quart sauce pan and […]

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Easy Corn Fritters

15 oz can corn (drain and reserve juice) 2 medium eggs 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon sugar Bacon grease or margarine for frying Drain the liquid from the the canned corn. Measure 1/4 cup of it, and discard the rest. In a medium sized bowl combine the corn […]

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Kettle Corn

1/3 cup corn oil 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup popcorn kernels Salt to taste Over a medium-high flame, heat the corn oil in the bottom of a heavy 3-quart saucepan. Sprinkle in 2 or 3 popcorn kernels. When the kernels pop add the sugar, and then the remaining popcorn. Cover with a good lid. Shake […]

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Cornmeal Pancakes

1 cup cornmeal 1 tablespoon brown sugar or honey 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup boiling water 1/2 cup flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 cup milk 1 medium egg oil for frying In a good sized mixing bowl combine the cornmeal, sugar or honey, and salt. Add the boiling water. The cornmeal will swell up […]

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Cornmeal Muffins

1/2 cup oil, or melted shortening 2 medium eggs 1 cup buttermilk, or yogurt, or sour milk (powdered buttermilk is fine) 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 cup cornmeal 1 cup flour Into your favorite big bowl, measure the oil or melted shortening. Crack in the eggs and add the […]

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My Best Cornbread

  1/2 cup margarine (1 stick) 1-1/2 cups buttermilk (powdered buttermilk is fine, or even yogurt or sour milk would work) 2 medium eggs 1/3 cup sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup yellow cornmeal 1 cup flour 1 teaspoon baking soda You really need an iron skillet to make this, but if you just don’t have […]

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Hush Puppies

1 cup yellow cornmeal 1/2 cup flour 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda 2 tablespoons dry onion 1 medium egg 1 cup buttermilk or sour milk or yogurt (powdered buttermilk is fine) In a medium sized mixing bowl combine the cornmeal, flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, and dry onion. When everything […]

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Cornmeal Popovers

1 cup milk 2 medium eggs 2/3 cup flour 1/3 cup cornmeal 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt First set your oven to 450°. Then get out a muffin tin. A heavy muffin tin is best (I use cast iron), but any kind will do. Oil or grease the muffin cups liberally. Put the pan […]

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Southern Batter Bread

1-1/2 cups tap water 3 tablespoons margarine 1 cup cornmeal 1 teaspoon salt 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1-1/3 cups milk 2 medium eggs This is a very old recipe. It has been around for at least a hundred years, probably longer. Bring the tap water and margarine to a boil on the stove, or in […]

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Tender Cornmeal Muffins

2 cups yellow corn meal 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon margarine 2 cups boiling water 1 cup milk 2 medium eggs Bring 2-cups of water to a boil on the stove or in the microwave. While the water is heating, combine the cornmeal, baking powder, and salt. Have the margarine close […]

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Hoe Cakes

2 cups corn meal 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups boiling water oil for frying Put the tea kettle on to boil. In a large bowl combine the corn meal and salt. When the water boils, measure it in a metal or tempered-glass measuring cup. Pour the boiling water over the cornmeal and stir it up. […]

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