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|Growing up I watched my Grandfather eat this quite regularly for breakfast and lunch, it was the original fast food, Cajun style. He sure could cook for a man (while we are being sexist):
A very old-time, traditional breakfast, couche couche is the Cajun version of fried cornmeal mush.
Heat the oil in a heavy pot or preferable a cast iron dutch oven.
Mix the dry ingredients, then add the milk and water. Pour the batter into the hot oil, and allow a crust to form on the bottom before stirring. Reduce heat to low and stir occasionally; cook for about 15 minutes.
- 1/4 cup oil
- 2 cups yellow cornmeal
- 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 cup milk
- 3/4 cup water
Serve in bowls with milk and sugar, like a hot cereal.