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