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mush

A thick, cooked mixture made by cooking cornmeal with milk or water. It's served as a breakfast dish by adding melted butter, milk or maple syrup. Mush can also be cooked, poured into a pan and cooled, at which point it becomes solid. It's then cut into squares, sautéed until golden brown (much like polenta) and served hot, sometimes with gravy, as a side dish.