This fried cornmeal mush recipe is the perfect Midwest breakfast. Delicious firm cornmeal (or you might call it polenta) is lightly fried in butter and drizzled with maple syrup. So incredibly simple and totally delicious.
Ever heard of mush?
Well, if you’re from the Midwest I’m guessing you have!
If you’re from anywhere else in the United States you might call it fried polenta.
Mush is something that we used to eat every so often while growing up. We would buy it in an already prepared round, cut small slices and then fry in the butter. When the rounds were nice and toasty we would cover it with maple syrup which was my favorite part!
There is something that is so delicious about the buttery fried polenta and the sweet maple syrup.
It’s perfect for breakfast, lunch and even dinner.
I mean, wouldn’t you love to eat anything titled fried cornmeal mush recipe?
NOW if you can’t easily find “mush” in a prepared roll you can simply make it yourself!
Just prepare the polenta according to directions and spread out in a casserole dish and let it set up overnight in the fridge.
When you are ready to make your mush you simply cut out some rounds (or into squares) and go on your merry way with the directions you find below.
I know a lot of my New York friends find the idea of fried polenta with sweet maple syrup to be odd BUT it’s worth it.
Around here they view it as straight-up savory and like to smother it in tomato sauce.
Um, nope. I’ll take mine with maple syrup!
Love this fried cornmeal mush recipe?
Why not try a few of my other tasty breakfast recipes!
- Chorizo Cotija Guacamole Toast
- Blackberry Lemon Dutch Baby
- 2 Ingredient Cinnamon Roll Wrapped Sausages
- Cranberry Apple Yogurt Parfait
- 1 roll of firm polenta or cornmeal, sliced 1/2 inch thick
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- Maple syrup, for serving
Set sliced polenta to the side.
Set a large skillet over medium-high heat and add butter.
Once the butter is melted add in the cornmeal slices.
Cook until brown, flip, and cook on the other side until brown, about 5 minutes per side.
Serve warm with maple syrup for drizzling.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 496Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 243mgCarbohydrates: 88gFiber: 3gSugar: 51gProtein: 4g
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