* Indian Meal is the Irish name for Maize or cornmeal. Maize was introduced to Ireland during the Potato Famine of 1847 but lost its popularity in the 1960s. According to oral history North American Indians sent maize to Ireland to help the poor during the Famine, hence the name.
- Indian meal (cornmeal)
- cows milk or condensed milk
Place the Indian meal and milk into a saucepan. Cook over a low heat stirring constantly until the meal is soft creating a thick porridge like consistency. Serve warm from the pan with sugar sprinkled on top. If you have a sweeter tooth condensed milk can be used instead of cows milk.
“Whenever I went back to Ireland I had to take my dad a sack of Indian Meal”