Yield: 1 dish.

2 cups milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1 cup cornmeal
¼ cup butter, melted
3 tablespoons bacon or ham drippings
3 eggs, beaten

Preheat oven to 375˚. In a medium saucepan, bring milk to a boil, whisking occasionally. While whisking, pour in dry ingredients. Whisk to incorporate ingredients until mixture is “like mush.” Add butter, drippings, and eggs; mix until uniform. Pour into 1½-quart greased casserole dish and bake until lightly browned, about 30 minutes. Don’t overcook; it should be soft. Serve hot.

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