Saturday, August 13, 2005

Corn Meal Gravy

We recently had a request to search for a corn meal gravy recipe -- her mother use to make it and now she would like to try it.

We have found two recipes -- both are very similar. Both appear in many old cookbooks and on numerous websites. In both recipes, you need to brown the cornmeal before adding the milk or buttermilk.

Cornmeal Gravy

4 pieces of meat
2 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup cornmeal
Salt and Pepper, to taste

Fry meat to have enough grease to cover cornmeal. Add cornmeal and salt and pepper to taste. Brown meat in grease. Add milk, stir and let boil until thick.

Cornmeal Gravy

1/2 cup corn meal
1 cup water
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup milk or buttermilk
1 teaspoon oil or bacon grease

In heavy skillet brown corn meal to a golden brown, add salt and pepper, then stir in the oil. Combine the milk and water and pour as much as needed to boil. Make sure the gravy is thin enough too, because it will thicken slightly after it is cooked. Let boil for about 2 minutes.

If you have a favorite cornmeal gravy recipe, please post it below or send it to and we will post it here. We are still looking for the sweet pickle recipe listed earlier.

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