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Old 01-17-2005, 01:48 PM   #1
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Corn Meal Uses - suggestions please?

I bought a bag of Instant Corn Masa Mix and made the creamiest polenta I ever had. Since I bought this product for the polenta only, I am curious what others use corn meal for. This product is a fine mix like flour, unlike other corn meal products I have purchased.

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When Paul makes pizza dough we sometimes

dust the cookie sheets with corn meal before laying the dough on them but, other than that we don't use it.
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Old 01-17-2005, 01:57 PM   #3
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Yes, I do that too with the Quaker Oats coarse kind. This stuff is fine like flour. This is used for making tortillas...etc, but I am not interested in cooking Mexican, neccessarialy
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You can just keep it in the freezer until you want polenta again.
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Old 01-17-2005, 02:38 PM   #5
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Season it and use it for fish filets.
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Old 01-17-2005, 02:49 PM   #6
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I thought of the usual topical uses such as for fish and other meats. What I really wanted was to "make" something like a bread. I have been searching the web and so far I have some lawn fertilizer and a couple facial mixtures - LOL@me
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I want to second using it for pizza dough, it's a very ritch and protein filled flour so it gives great results.

Have you ever made cornbread? Try it with a little more butter than usual, some diced peppers and cheese, it's such good stuff.
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I want to second using it for pizza dough, it's a very ritch and protein filled flour so it gives great results.

Have you ever made cornbread? Try it with a little more butter than usual, some diced peppers and cheese, it's such good stuff.
Don't forget the bacon.
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Old 01-17-2005, 04:56 PM   #9
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My mother would make it and mix with pork sausage, and put it into a loaf pan ty set. When done, she would slice 2/3 inch thick or so, lightly flour and fry in a skilled until brown and crunchy on the outside, serve with real maple syrup, mmmmm. It was called scrapple adn I believe it is a southern dish, not certain, but really good.
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Corn Dogs!!!!!!!
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Re: Corn Meal Uses - suggestions please?

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I bought a bag of Instant Corn Masa Mix and made the creamiest polenta I ever had.
BigKnife, I'm perusing a cookbook I bought recently, Glorious Italian Cooking by Nick Stellino. In his recipe for basic polenta, he instructs to stir the mixture constantly for 30-40 minutes. Did you do that? The one time I made polenta, years ago, I let the stuff burble along mostly on its own, and only stirred nonstop as it was reaching the end, and it seemed to turn out all right, although I had no basis for comparison. Stirring it for 30 minutes nonstop seems awfully tedious. Do you find it necessary?


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Old 01-30-2005, 10:17 AM   #12
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Yes, stirring was necessary. To date I have been adding stuff to the mix before I pour it into a loaf pan. Sausage, bacon, sun dried tomatoes have worked nicely. I have fried the slices and baked them as well.

Its been a nice change from the ususal starch sources.

I was hoping to mix things up a bit at the dinner table and I have been pleased.
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Old 01-30-2005, 10:20 AM   #13
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I know you said you weren't interested in cooking Mexican, but I use tortillas for everything under the sun. I would make a big batch of tortillas with it and freeze a bunch. Then you have the makings for tortilla pizza, pinwheels for when you have company, chicken caesar rollups any number of tasty little treats.
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Old 01-30-2005, 05:03 PM   #14
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On Barefoot Contessa today she prepared rosemary/garlic/parmasean polenta. I went to FTV and printed it. I will try to return with URL for it.

EDIT: I will post it on recipe page so will not have to move it.

EDIT #2: Changed my mind, sorry I cannot figure out where to put it, does not fit under bread or misc. So here it is:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/reci..._29669,00.html
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Old 01-30-2005, 09:10 PM   #15
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I saw that show, it was a repeat. LOL I made it last week. It was very rich. Michael Chiarello (sp?) also made polenta, I made his too. Emeril made polenta too...and guess what?! I made it. I have been making polenta for a week and a half so far. I think I am done now
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Gravy.............Half Flower and Half Cornmeal
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Old 02-01-2005, 11:01 PM   #18
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Oh, dear, no Mexican? Well, hubby buys it to make polenta, but even more so he loves me to make tamale pie.
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