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Banosh (Ground Corn Dish)

Banosh is the most delicious ground corn dish made with lots of thick sour cream and served with rich sheep cheese (bryndza), frangrant fried mushrooms, sautéed onions, and crunchy pork crackling (shkvarky). 
4.92 from 47 votes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Ukrainean


  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp  salt
  • 2/3 cup corn grids
  • 1 medium onion
  • 5 oz mushrooms
  • 4 oz pork lard
  • 4 oz sheep cheese (bryndza)


How to Make Banosh (Ground Corn Dish):

  • Cut the lard into small pieces and put them in a frying pan. Fry over medium heat.
  • Put the cracklings out on a plate, leaving the fat in the pan.
    Put sliced button mushrooms in a pan, salt, fry until semi-done.
  • Peel an onion and dice it. Add to the pan with mushrooms, fry until golden.
  • Mix sour cream with milk, add a pinch of salt, bring to a boil.
  • Wash the corn grits. Add them to milk in small portions. Stir to avoid lumps.
  • Reduce heat and cook the porridge for 10-20 minutes until thickened.
  • Dish the cooked porridge, add cracklings, mushrooms and onions. Top with slices of cheese. Serve.
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