Corn meal is finely grated corn that can be used in cooking many recipes. It can add flavor and crunch to many pastries and it can also be made into a breakfast cereal. It has a slightly crunchy texture that will add a crunch to many recipes. It is made from dried corn that is ground into a fine flour consistency. Corn that is not sweet is preferred to make corn meal with and if the it is not GMO it is very healthy.
You can add corn meal to many recipes for added texture and flavor. Pie crust can benefit from having a tablespoon of it added to the mixture. It can also be added to make the pie crust more breakable and crunchy.
Corn meal can be added to soup and stews to make the gravy thicker and it will adds some texture to the gravy as well as flavor. Just put a teaspoon into your stew or soup as it is cooking and the juice will thicken as the food cooks.
Corn bread is made with corn meal as part of the flour. Corn bread dough can be made into muffins as well as a loaf or pan and it can be served at any meal. Breakfast, lunch or dinner it can be a nice addition to a meal.
Corn mush is a hot cereal that can be served for breakfast. You can add nuts, syrup or sugar to the hot cereal for added flavor.
Any bread recipe can have a little corn meal added to the dough as it will add a little texture and flavor to the bread.
You can put a layer of corn meal down on a pan before putting pizza crust on the pan. Then bake the pizza with the corn meal layer and your pizza will tend to stick less to the pan.
Sprinkle corn meal on potato slices before you bake them and it will add crunch to the potatoes.
Cover fish, chicken or pork with a layer of corn meal before you bake it for added crunch to the meat.
Put a tablespoon of corn meal into your meat loaf and it will help soak up some of the water in the meat. It will thicken the meat loaf for those who do not want juicy meat loaf.
Corn meal is a kitchen helper. It can be into used many recipes and dishes.