Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Coush Coush

Okay, all you bloggy boogers who say I'm always posting ooey gooey cheesy recipes (all true), but since I do try to vary the good Cajun Italian yummy stuff with healthy menu choices, this one's for all you veggytarianistic folks and healthy eaters. It's coush coush time! (Yes, it's also called cush cush, cous cous, coosh coosh, and a variety of other names.)

I never think of this dish without remembering the tons of times I've yelled that famous LSU cheer in Tiger Stadium~
Hot boudin
Cold coush coush,
Come on, Tigers
Poush poush poush (as in Defense, push back the line) :)

Coush Coush

2 cups cornmeal (yellow)

1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt

1 1/2 cups water

3 Tbsp. canola oil

Mix together cornmeal and salt. Add water and stir until mixed well. Heat oil in a medium pan on medium high. Pour mixture into oil, and a crust will form. Then stir the mixture and lower heat to medium. Cook about 20 minutes, stirring now and then so it doesn't burn. Break up the larger clumps, leaving smaller ones alone. Spoon into bowls and add milk. Some people like it sweetened with cane syrup, fig preserves, jelly or sugar.


Debbie said...

You know what really perks that dish up in my opinion? Cheese. And lots of it:)

Hilary said...

I've never heard of it called anything but cous cous (pronounced coose). I never fail to learn something new around here. :)

So sorry to hear about the loss of your friend (a couple of posts down).

Melissa Marsh said...

Hmm. Think I'll pass on this one. Not a cornmeal fan. ;-)

Jessica said...

LOL It's a good thing I don't live by you. You'd hate me for hating the food you make. LOL

Michelle H. said...

You taught me something new today, with a new food I've never tried. However you say it, it looks yummy!

Angie Ledbetter said...

LOL, yeah on the cheese, onions, bacon...

We do things a little differently here I guess, Hilary. Thanks for the kind thoughts.

Melissa, you're still my friend even if you don't like cornmeal.

LOL, Jessica. I'd love ya even if you don't have developed tastebuds. :)

Yay, Michelle. You're an honorary Cajun fo sho!

Lori Tiron-Pandit said...

That reminds me of childhood. We call that "mamaliga" in Romanian.

I thought couscous was a special kind of wheat grain (semolina). That's what we have as couscous around my house.

Literary Nut said...

That sounds like it might be pretty yummy. I think I'm gonna have to try it with some vegetables thrown in!

Jenn Johansson said...

You know... I learn about all kinds of new foods from your blog Ang. ;)

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Angie, I'm going to thank you for the award on this post also. I missed yesterday! I thank you and as soon as I can figure out how to copy onto mine, I will.

Kathryn Magendie said...

Like Polenta! Except I eat savory polenta and not sweet! :-)

The Things We Carried said...

Angie, I have a feeling your friends never turn down an invite to dinner!

Anonymous said...

I like cornmeal better wrapped around a slab of catfish or bass. Just my uneducated opinion.
See ya,

blueviolet@A Nut in a Nutshell said...

That's a new one to me!

Suldog said...

You have been mentioned, over at my place. It is in connection with an award. That last may make you want to come over, or it may make you avoid me for a while. Up to you :-)

nuocmam said...

My Grandma Trahan called me "cous-cous" from the day I was born in 1938. (Unless I was bad and then I became "crotte.")She would make breakfast of cous-cous on a cold Beaumont morning and bring me coffee milk to the bed while it cooked. If I was good, she would let me get into her feather bed with the admonishment,"Don't you spill anything on my mattress." Thanks so much for the recipe.

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