Cookbook:Confederate Cush

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Confederate cush is a dish that became popular among the armies of the South during the American Civil War, since it used ingredients that many Southerners had on hand.

Ingredients Edit

Procedure Edit

  1. Put bacon into a hot iron skillet, and fry the grease out of it.
  2. Add the beef, then slowly add 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil.
  3. Add cornmeal mush and stir until dry.
  4. Remove skillet from fire, and let cool.
  5. Serve warm, like hash.

Notes, tips, and variations Edit

  • Can be made with cold cornbread or soured corn pone.
  • Flour can be substituted for cornmeal.
  • Salt pork can be substituted for bacon.
  • If more water is added, it can serve as a stew.
  • Crumbled hardtack can serve in the place of the cornmeal mush.
  • Can be saved for later, like hardtack.