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
1¾ cups dried corn
1½ 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