Convenience Mix #12: Convenience Seasoned Cornmeal Coating Mix for Meat, Fish, and Poultry

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Part of the Saving Money With Homemade Convenience Mixes Series

Originally prepared by Nellie Hedstrom, Extension Nutrition Specialist, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Revised and updated by Kate Yerxa, Statewide Nutrition Educator, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Saving Money With Homemade Convenience Mixes provides recipes for master convenience mixes that you can make and keep on hand. These mixes are healthier and less expensive than the packaged convenience mixes you buy in the store, and allow you to control the amount of fat, sodium, sugar, and additives in your foods without sacrificing the convenience of a mix. There are 15 master convenience mixes, each with recipes you can make from the mix.

A complete index of convenience mix recipes can be found on the Bulletin #4029, Saving Money With Homemade Convenience Mixes page.

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Convenience Seasoned Cornmeal Coating Mix for Meat, Fish, and Poultry

Convenience Seasoned Cornmeal Coating Mix for Meat, Fish, and Poultry Food Nutrition Facts Label (click to view)

Makes 2 1/2 cups seasoned cornmeal coating mix or 3 packages

1 cup white or whole wheat flour
1 cup cornmeal
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 cup dry milk
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/8 teaspoon paprika, if desired

Combine ingredients. Store whole recipe in a tightly covered container, or measure out 3/4-cup portions into a plastic bag with a twist tie or other small, airtight container.

To use coating: Place 3/4 cup seasoned cornmeal coating mix in a brown paper bag. Add a cutlet, chop, fish, a piece of chicken, or other meat to the bag and shake until coated. Bake or fry as desired.

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