Coarse Yellow Cornmeal
Our Organic Coarse Yellow Cornmeal is freshly stone-ground then shipped to your door. Perfect for cast-iron skillet cornbread or a batter for frying. Yellow corn cornmeal is whole-grain and USDA Certified Organic.
If you have not had freshly baked scratch cornbread from freshly ground yellow 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.
What is stone-ground cornmeal? It is simply cornmeal that is ground on a stone-burr mill. Stone-burr mills provide a superior milled product compared to conventional high speed mills. The dense mass of the Balfour granite grinding stones keeps the temperature of the grist low. Since oxidation is the first enemy of freshness, low milling temperatures provide a superior product, since 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. Fine cornmeal makes a great and simple pancake, otherwise known as a hoecake, although fine cornmeal makes great cornbread also.
Blended with a little wheat four (or substitute), the potential expands. Cookies (or pizzelle) are delicious and well within the skill difficulty of the average home chef.
Use as a base for hushpuppies, as a dredge for chops, fish, fried green tomatoes, chicken, as a peel for loaves and pizza, Our cornmeal is the stuff you need for that.
The Congaree Milling Company is a proud member of the SCSFA.
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.