Mama's Couche Couche

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"A simple Cajun breakfast delicacy, pronounced "coosh-coosh." This was originally posted on another cooking site for a travel game - and I just thought it was a cute name but that nobody would make it. Surprise - this was my most prolific 5-star recipe! Warm cane syrup and café au lait would be appropriate accompaniments. This is home cooking at its best. Recipe from the New Orleans Times-Picayune."

Original recipe yields 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (163.6 g)
  • Calories 311.5
  • Total Fat - 6.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 10.1 mg
  • Sodium - 1173.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 55.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5 g
  • Sugars - 7 g
  • Protein - 9.6 g
  • Calcium - 199.9 mg
  • Iron - 2.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Combine the cornmeal, salt, baking powder, milk or water in a bowl and mix to blend. The mixture will be like damp sand.

Step 2

Heat the drippings in a cast-iron (preferably) medium-size or large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add the corn meal mixture and allow a crust to form on the bottom, much like you would do to make cornbread.

Step 3

Reduce the heat to medium and cook, scraping the bottom of the pot with a metal spatula to stir and fold the crust, breaking up large lumps, until the mixture is golden brown and resembles crumbled cornbread, about 15 minutes.

Step 4

Serve hot, with cane syrup, or honey drizzled over the top. Maple syrup if you must - LOL!

Tips & Variations

  • Cast-iron skillet



Who know comfort food could come in the form of breakfast. Super quick and easy, cut recipe in half with no issues. Served with honey, yummy. Thanks for the post

review by:
(1 Sep 2018)


Five stars all day Lori. What a great recipe. I loved it. Served as written drizzled with Maple syrup for a wonderful breakfast. I added the leftovers the next morning as topping for French scrambled eggs. Thank you for sharing this wonderful dish, that I will enjoy again. Made for Susie's World Tour - Cajun/Creole

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(25 Aug 2018)