Sounds interesting CWS. If you decide to try this, please do let us know how you like them. I use to use cornflakes for a lot of coatings. They add another dimension of flavor. But I hate cornmeal as I have always found it too gritty. But this recipe sound promising.
When I went to Dollywood in Tennessee, I waited while the gentleman stone ground some cornmeal for me. Really fresh and organic to boot. I made cornbread once and the rest sat at the back of the fridge for more than a year. I finally tossed it and just kept the nice cloth bag. If I only had this recipe then.