Gaudes refers to French corn-flour porridge chilled and fried in butter. Gaudes is made of a white cornmeal that is very similar to polenta. It can be eaten hot as porridge, but often it is poured into a mold. Then, when cool, it is sliced and fried with seasonings. Gaudes can be made with savory ingredients, but in Franche-Comté the most popular additions are butter and a sprinkling of sugar.