Prep Time: 30 Minutes Yields: 6 Servings
Comment: The name "coush coush" comes from "couscous," a North African dish of steamed semolina. Coush coush is a very old Cajun cornmeal recipe that was most often used as a hot cereal. The people of every Cajun cabin had their own method of preparation for this dish and had a different tradition for serving it. Many years ago, on the coldest winter nights, this dish would be cooked in a cast iron pot in the fireplace. It's hard to imagine that a dish so simply prepared could taste so good.
2 cups yellow cornmeal 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 and 1/2 tsps salt 1 tsp baking powder 1 and 1/2 cups milk