Coush-Coush is a thick breakfast cereal made from cornmeal. It is the Cajuns version of Cream of Wheat. It is hearty and delicious Cajun fare when served with butter, milk and sugar or, to be authentic, real cane syrup.
2 cups Yellow Cornmeal
1 1/2 teaspoons Salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground Black Pepper
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 cup Bacon Drippings or Lard
1 1/2 cups Boiling Water
Sugar or Cane Syrup
Milk or Half-and-half
In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, salt, pepper and baking powder with a fork. In a heavy 10-inch skillet over medium heat, heat bacon drippings or lard. Pour boiling water into cornmeal mixture; stir to form a smooth paste. Spoon mixture into hot fat; fry until a light crust forms on bottom, about 10 minutes. Stir mixture, breaking up crust and distributing browned bits throughout. Cook 10 minutes without stirring. To serve, scoop Coush-Coush into individual bowls. Add your choice of butter, sugar or cany syrup, and milk or half-and-half. Serve hot.