Coarse Blue Cornmeal
Our Coarse Blue Cornmeal is ground from organic blue corn and nothing else. Perfect for cast-iron skillet cornbread or a batter for frying, or as a base for hushpuppies. It truly makes unforgettable cornbread. It is freshly stone-ground from organic blue corn and shipped to your door.
This cornmeal is a USDA certified organic product.
Your order is freshly milled upon fulfillment. Our blue cornmeal is a whole-grain product. This corn meal is completely different from the stuff available in the supermarket. It is also a vegan food. It is also GMO free and gluten free.
If you have not had freshly baked from scratch cornbread from freshly ground cornmeal baked in a cast-iron skillet, I could argue you have not had the real thing.
Cornmeal is the unsung hero of American cuisine.
Stone-burr mills provide a superior milled product compared to conventional high speed mills. The dense mass of the granite grinding stones in our mill keeps the temperature of the grist low. Since oxidation is the first enemy of freshness, low milling temperatures provide a superior product, as heat speeds up oxidation.
Additionally, we grind to order. The second enemy of freshness is time. Who knows how long your average bag of cornmeal has been sitting on the grocery store shelf, regardless of how it was milled?
Cornmeal can serve many purposes.
Blended with a little wheat flour (or substitute), the potential expands. Cookies (or pizzelle) are delicious and well within the skill of the average home chef.
Cornmeal can be used as a base for hushpuppies, as a dredge for chops, fish, fried green tomatoes, fried chicken, as a peel for loaves, and pizza. Our cornmeal is the best product available for any of these applications. Coarse Blue Cornmeal makes a striking substitute for your ususal yellow or white cornmeal.
The Congaree Milling Company is a proud member of the SCSFA.
What is a gristmill? Check out an article I wrote about the topic here.
Check out this list of gristmills compiled by author Amy Halloran (thank you Amy!).
Here is a list of gristmills in South Carolina graciously compiled by SCIWAY.net. A very special thanks to Kerri.
We are also pleased to announce that Fundacion Tortilla was kind enough to include us in their directory of all things related to corn and nixtamal. Their primary focus is to preserve the diversity of indigenous corn culture. We are proud to be their allies.