This traditional Southern side dish comes to us courtesy of Norma Darden, owner of Harlem, New York's popular Miss Mamie's and Miss Maude's restaurants.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly butter a 6-cup soufflé dish or casserole; set aside. Place 2 cups water in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil. Slowly add cornmeal, stirring constantly until thick and smooth. Remove from heat. Add butter and salt, and let stand until lukewarm. Add eggs and milk. Beat for 2 minutes, then pour into prepared baking dish. Bake until golden brown, about 35 minutes. Serve hot with butter.