SWAZI MEALIE MEAL, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIAN STYLE

In Swaziland, I ate lots of corn meal prepared to be

rather dry, like mashed potatos - a few strips of meat

on it and we had a satisfying meal. (The nationals

called it "Mealie-Meal".) Here, we grind either feed corn or

from-the-bakery-supply-place-in-50-lb-sacks corn and

prepare it as follows:

3 3/8 cups water

1 tsp salt

1 cups dried corn

1 cups cold water

Boil 3 3/8 cups water w/ 1 tsp salt. Coarsely grind 1 3/4 cups dried corn. Mix cornmeal into 1 1/2 cups cold water. Add cornmeal/coldwater slurry to boiling water, stirring constantly.

Cook 5 min over med heat, stirring constantly (some sources say 15 min). Serve in a bowl w/toppings: we like meat and sugar snap peas (providing all amino acids), and a touch of butter.

Note: this is a moister mix than the Swazi variety, but

my wife likes it better and she's the one who's doing

all of that stirring (...when Momma's happy, etc.).

country : Swaziland

course : side dish

source : http://waltonfeed.com/self/forum/drygoods.html