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What to use in place of corn meal

Sun Devil BrettSun Devil Brett Posts: 440
edited 5:39AM in EggHead Forum
I picked up corn starch by mistake, anything I can use to get close to corn meal that may be in the pantry? Thanks


  • mkcmkc Posts: 540
    What are you using the corn meal for?

    If for underneath pizza or bread, I use semolina (it doesn't burn like cornmeal does).
    Egging in Denton, Texas
  • I was going to use it with some flour, spices for chicken.
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    If you are breading something use regular flour.

    If it's for something else not sure what to tell you since I don't know what you have in your house.
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,675
    I've crushed up plain crackers and mixed with spices to bread chicken and fish. Wassabi crackers are good on salmon.
  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,244
    If you have any tortilla chips around run then thru a food processor and make small pieces.
  • mkcmkc Posts: 540
    If you're going for crispy, like an oven fry, we use pulverized corn flakes (cereal).

    I like the idea Richard posted of grinding up tortilla chips - just watch the rest of the seasoning, you probably won't need to add any more salt.
    Egging in Denton, Texas
  • SlickSlick Posts: 382
    Most of the breadings I make are equal parts of bread crumbs and flour, with a healthy dose of salt and pepper. If wifey is not watching too close, I may slip a little cayenne in, also. A little egg wash to hold it on, and it comes out great on just about everything.

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