Thursday, September 15, 2011
Liver Mush Expo in Shelby, North Carolina
Liver mush (sometimes called liver pudding) is a southern United States food product composed of pig liver, head parts, and cornmeal (in SC Lowcountry cuisine, the cornmeal is usually replaced by white rice) and seasoned liberally with pepper and sage. Vaguely similar to scrapple, it is commonly prepared by cutting a slice off a prepared loaf and frying it with grease in a skillet until golden brown. Then it is typically served alongside grits and eggs for breakfast or made into a sandwich with mayonnaise or mustard for lunch.
"It was great. My kind of eating".
In addition to hosting the Liver Mush Expo, the Shelby City Council and the Cleveland County Commissioners passed a resolution in 1987 proclaiming that "liver mush is the most delicious, most economical, and most versatile of meats". Whether you're a fan or not, it's hard to fight city hall.