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Cornmeal is a type of flour which is created by grinding down dried kernels of yellow or white corn.

It is available as white cornmeal, yellow cornmeal (most common in the United States) and blue cornmeal. The colours are determined by the extent to which the husk and germ of the maize kernel are removed and the type of corn harvested; the more that is removed, the more yellow the cornmeal will be. Yellow cornmeal has a much longer shelf life than white or blue cornmeal and is therefore the most commercially available.

Cornmeal was traditionally the staple diet of lower class Italy and was used to feed the Roman army; in Italy it is known as polenta.

Cornmeal is an extremely versatile ingredient which, when mixed with water, can be boiled baked or fried. It can also be used in sauces to give them a thicker consistency. It is used as a releasing agent to prevent pizza dough and bread sticking to the pan and has many culinary uses.

Cornmeal remains the staple diet for much of the poorer population of Africa, where it is known as Mielie-meal, and is also used to make beer. In the United States it is used to make cornbread, hominy and grits. In central and south America it is most used as the main ingredient in tortillas and tacos.

Cornmeal can also be used as a natural pesticide as it expands within the insects causing their organs to swell and burst out of their bodies.

Relevant Recipes for Cornmeal

Recipe Names

  1. 30-Min: Chili Cornmeal Chicken
  2. Banana Cornmeal Pancakes
  3. Banana Pecan Cornmeal Pancakes
  4. Bean & Cornmeal Pie (Ovo Lacto)
  5. Bean and Cornmeal Pie (Ovo Lacto)
  6. Bertha Hayes's Cornmeal Brownies
  7. Black Bean Tart With Cornmeal Crust
  8. Blue Cornmeal Bread
  9. Blueberry Cornmeal Loaf Cake
  10. Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes
  11. Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes With Orange Butter
  12. Blueberry-Cornmeal Muffins (3 PTS)
  13. Broiled Petrale Sole In Cornmeal With Tomato-Caper Relish
  14. Buttermilk Cornmeal Pancakes
  15. Cornmeal And Anise Biscotti
  16. Cornmeal And Bacon Pancakes
  17. Cornmeal And Cherry Griddlecakes With Apple-Cinnamon Syrup
  18. Cornmeal Apple Coffee Cake
  19. Cornmeal Apple Coffee Cake
  20. Cornmeal Battered Trout
  21. Cornmeal Belgian Waffles
  22. Cornmeal Berry Coffeecake
  23. Cornmeal Biscuits
  24. Cornmeal Bread With Field Greens - {Pizza E Fuie}
  25. Cornmeal Buckle With Plums
  26. Cornmeal Cake With Rosemary Syrup And Blackberries
  27. Cornmeal Cheddar Fritters
  28. Cornmeal Chicken With Cumin Cream
  29. Cornmeal Coated Fried Okra With Summer Tomato Relish
  30. Cornmeal Crepes
  31. Cornmeal Crust Tart Shell
  32. Cornmeal Crusted Lemonfish With Grilled Onion And Potato
  33. Cornmeal Crusted Redfish With A Spicy Red Bean Sauce
  34. Cornmeal Crusted Skate With Rice Noodle And Pea Salad
  35. Cornmeal Flapjacks With Dried Plums
  36. Cornmeal Fried Oysters
  37. Cornmeal Fried Squash Blossom With Tomato-Arugula Salad
  38. Cornmeal Griddlecakes With Raspberry Jalapeno Topping
  39. Cornmeal Loaf With Aubergine Sauce
  40. Cornmeal Mix
  41. Cornmeal Muffins With Apricots And Rosemary
  42. Cornmeal Mush
  43. Cornmeal Mush And Fried Mush
  44. Cornmeal Pancakes
  45. Cornmeal Pancakes With Cranberry Compote
  46. Cornmeal Pancakes With Honey-Pecan Butter
  47. Cornmeal Poundcake With Fresh Berries
  48. Cornmeal Poundcake With Fresh Berries
  49. Cornmeal Sheet Cake
  50. Cornmeal Spice Cake
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Recipe Ingredients

  1. $20,000 Prize-Winning Chili
  2. 30-Min: Chili Cornmeal Chicken
  3. A Southern North African Sandwich
  4. Acrobat Chocolate Polenta Cake
  5. Adele's Dog Biscuits
  6. Al Forno And Johanne Killeen's Grilled Pizza
  7. Al's Italian Bread
  8. Al's New York Corn Muffins
  9. Albondigas Meat Balls
  10. Alden's Grandmother's Cornbread
  11. Alden's Grandmother's Cornbread Kicked Up
  12. Alex Patout's Hushpuppies
  13. Anadama Bread
  14. Anadama Bread-ABM (2.5 PTS)
  15. Anadama Flatbread
  16. Ancient Grain And Vegetable Patties
  17. Andouille Cheese Bread
  18. Andouille Spoonbread
  19. Andouille Spoonbread I
  20. Annie Mae Jones' Corn Chowder
  21. Apple And Pecan Spoonbread
  22. Apple Cider Indian Pudding
  23. Apple Croquettes
  24. Apple Dessert Pizza
  25. Arjay's Sand Springs Chili - Southern
  26. Artichoke And Feta Cheese Pizza
  27. Artichoke and Leek Pizza
  28. Artichoke Bites
  29. Artichoke-And-Sun-Dried Tomato Pizza
  30. Atlantic Mackerel
  31. Aunt Kizzy's Back Porch Catfish
  32. Avery Island Hot Bread
  33. Avocado-Zucchini Pizza
  34. Aztec Pound Cake
  35. Bacon And Scallion Corn Muffins
  36. Bacon, Lettuce And Fried Green Tomato Sandwiches
  37. Baja Black Bean Cakes With Spicy Sweet Potato Sauce
  38. Baked Baguettes
  39. Baked Breaded Tempeh Cutlets
  40. Baked Brown Bread (1.5 points)
  41. Baked Chili Casserole
  42. Baked Hush Puppies
  43. Baked Mamaliga, It's The Corniest Polenta
  44. Baked Polenta W/Italian Sausage, Mushrooms And Three Cheese
  45. Baked Polenta With Shiitake Ragout
  46. Baked Polenta With Swiss Chard And Cheese
  47. Baked Whole Flounder With Asparagus And Mustard Sauce
  48. Banana Cornmeal Pancakes
  49. Banana Pecan Cornmeal Pancakes
  50. Barbecued Pulled Pork Sandwiches With Homemade BBQ Sauce
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