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DIY Cornmeal from Popcorn Kernels

Antilope Mar 7, 2013 10:54 PM

Interesting article at Serious Eats about grinding unpopped popcorn kernels to make fresh cornmeal and a cornbread recipe using the freshly ground cornmeal. A Vitamix blender is used. A 32oz bag of popcorn makes 5 1/2 cups of cornmeal.


  1. juliejulez Mar 8, 2013 08:52 AM

    This intrigues me, and I happen to have a VitaMix. I might need to try this. If I do I will report back.

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    1. re: juliejulez
      Becca Porter Mar 8, 2013 10:08 AM


    2. Gio Mar 8, 2013 05:46 AM

      Here's a blog post about a fella who recently grew corn so he could make his own cornmeal to cook polenta. Mr. Meatball... (isn't/wasn't he a CH poster?)


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        lastZZ Mar 7, 2013 11:24 PM

        To shatter corn even better freeze it before. I grind grains for bread with an older SS vitamix. Sift out larger pieces then grind them again. Last grind of sifted out larger pieces is in device #2, a kitchen aid coffee/spice mill

        The common large size kitchen strainer (device #3) is your friend for sifting

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