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Old 02-29-2004, 12:27 PM   #1
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CORNMEAL, allowed or not???

Ok, folks for the last 15 months I've been avoiding cornmeal like the plague because I ASSUMED that it was a no-no. Then last night I couldn't sleep so I was lurking around the boards and came across a thread about cornbread. In that thread was a link to a menu, in our recipe room, that contained CORNMEAL!! After I got to looking around the recipe room, I actually found a few more recipes that contained cornmeal!!! So, is it allowed or not??!! Can anybody tell me the carb count or, better yet, how high is it on the glycemic index??!!!

If I've been avoiding my cornmeal coated, deep fried catfish and hotwater cornbread all this time for nothing....I'll....I'll....well, I don't know what I'll do!

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Old 02-29-2004, 12:47 PM   #2
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I know it is not allowed on Sugarbusters. I would have to check my book to see where it falls on the Glycemic Index.
sorry, guess i'm not much help!

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Old 02-29-2004, 12:53 PM   #3
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Deep fried catfish..yummy...one of my favs! I've been baking my fish because I too thought that cornmeal wasn't allowed and I don't know how to batter and fry without it.

Edited to say: You look great! I hit the submit button to quick.

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Old 02-29-2004, 12:53 PM   #4
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Perhaps these threads were created by folks that are presently maintaining their weight loss??? I have always been under the assumption that anything that is a byproduct of corn is off limits.
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According to ******...

Cornmeal, whole grain, yellow or white is...
1 Cup
Calories-441.64
Calories From Fat-39.42
Total Fat-4.38
NO Cholesterol
Sodium-42.7
Potassium-350.14
Total Carbs-93.81g
Dietry Fiber-8.91g
Protein-9.91g

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Forgot to add the glycemic index of cornmeal is 68
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Deep fried catfish..yummy...one of my favs! I've been baking my fish because I too thought that cornmeal wasn't allowed and I don't know how to batter and fry without it.
ALOT of people crush up porkrinds to use as a crust when cooking. It really works and taste good!
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According to ******...

Cornmeal, whole grain, yellow or white is...
1 Cup
Calories-441.64
Calories From Fat-39.42
Total Fat-4.38
NO Cholesterol
Sodium-42.7
Potassium-350.14
Total Carbs-93.81g
Dietry Fiber-8.91g
Protein-9.91g

Hope that helps.
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Yowza!!!! Thank God that I've been avoiding it! Ladies I have tried pork rinds, parmasean, bake mix, batter mix and just about anything else you can think of to use for deep frying my catfish and I can't stand any of it!!! Nothing tastes even close to what I'm used to so I've given up! I bake my catfish now and that's an ok substitue but yeah I do sometime drool when I see cornmeal coated, deep fried fish steaming on the plate with a bottle of hotsauce sitting in the shadows! *sigh*

Thanks for the info everybody! I knew you guys would come through!

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On page 371 of the New Revolution book he lists Cornmeal under Pantry: "Cornmeal: mixed with a controlled carbohydrate bake mix, gives a pleasing crunch to food". I guess it would depend on how far along you are on your weight loss.

I know on a box of fish (Schwan's) that are breaded with cornmeal, it lists 31 carbs for 4 small pieces. ::sigh:: I miss my fried catfish.
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I know what you mean about your fish and seeing it cooked that way in cornmeal. Mine is fried clams (when I travel back where I grew up I LOVE THEM) Im going to have to stay FAR AWAY from my FAVORITE restaurant when I go!
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Shelby, I don't think you'll be sorry for keeping away from the cornmeal for now. You are so close to goal - soon enough, when you are on maintenance, you will be able to enjoy your fried catfish again. The key is in your siggy - how bad do you want it?

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Old 02-29-2004, 01:16 PM   #13
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Shelby, I don't think you'll be sorry for keeping away from the cornmeal for now. You are so close to goal - soon enough, when you are on maintenance, you will be able to enjoy your fried catfish again. The key is in your siggy - how bad do you want it?

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Oh, I want it REAL BAD!!! And that is the very reason that I have been avoiding cornmeal and everything else that's not on plan! That's right, I've been CHEAT FREE from day one and even a plate of steaming fish hasn't rocked my boat!! And let me tell you when I went home for Thanksgiving my family had a "Fish Fry" and cooked up about 40 lbs. of catfish, all deep fried and guess who didn't have one piece??? That's right, me! I put my pieces in the oven with seasoning and a couple of lemon slices and had them with LC Cole Slaw and Iced Tea sweetened with Splenda. So, I CAN and WILL do without the cornmeal coated fish...I was just curious! LOL

Now that I'm thinking about it, I don't even think I could try this in maintenance. The closer I get to goal the harder it is to even imagine having maybe a cup of brown rice or anything thats higher in carbs that what I've gotten used to. But I'll cross that bridge when I get there! LOL

Again, thanks for all of the info!

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40lbs of fish..that is a bonified, certified platinum Fish Fry! My family does a reunion once a year and its a fish fry/BBQ/seafood fest..family union. This year is going to be different for me. Those get togethers are huge carb fests..lol!
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Just wanted to mention in case you didn't know....Sherrielee has a fantastic cornbread recipe made with soy grits (they have the texture of cornmeal). Haven't tried using them for deep frying but it might be worth a shot....they have 7 net carbs for 1/4 cup. I would think that would batter several pieces. Let me know if you try it. At the very least you should make Sherrie's cornbread to go with your baked fish!! It is wonderful. Here's the link:

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Thanks TXKim but I've meen making Sherriless cornbread for almost a year now and I also tried coating my fish in soy grits and it all came off when I put it in the grease! *sigh* Plus, where I'm from cornbread doesn't go with fish, it's Jalapeno hushpuppies, fried biscuits (yeah!) or nothing!

But thanks for trying to help me!

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Definitely will be removing this off my grocery list along with the tortillas and masa harina.
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shelby - i went to the cheesecake factory this week and their special was pecan encrusted catfish - im pretty sure it was oven baked - you could try that and it might be crusty enough to satisfy!
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I bread my catfish in Parmesan cheese
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It sounds like many here know you and want to see you hit goal. I do think it would be a shame to short change yourself just before hitting your goal. Finish what you've started, then look to make the change towards maintenence. That sounds reasonable, right?



Then, I think cornmeal is totally acceptable in smaller-ish amounts. I just did a little quick reading, 'cause I was curious, and I think you can dilute the cornmeal.

I would use cornmeal, but I would use something like a 1 to 1 ratio of ground pecans to corn meal. I would also probably add "just a touch" of a sweetener, to give back some of the sweetness from the corn. Squeeze of lemon, maybe some lemon zest. Depending on how you fry it (pan fried or deep fried) you could use beaten eggs or mayonnaise to help the breading "stick". Then, you could cook it in like bacon grease, if pan fried. I think that sounds awesome!

It may not exactly fit the bill, but I think it's a completely reasonable compromise. I think with some tweaking and dilution you could get a wonderful cornmeal crusted catfish for like ... 15 to 20 gms of carbs. Definitely no good for induction. Probably not good for OWL, but maintence? Sure! Why not?

In exchange for some of that compromise you get to look good, feel good, live longer, etc.
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Thanks TXKim but I've meen making Sherriless cornbread for almost a year now and I also tried coating my fish in soy grits and it all came off when I put it in the grease! *sigh* Plus, where I'm from cornbread doesn't go with fish, it's Jalapeno hushpuppies, fried biscuits (yeah!) or nothing!

But thanks for trying to help me!

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Hey there, fellow Catfish lover--

This is what I use:

Crushed Mission Pork Rinds, mixed with grated Canister Style Parmesan Cheese, with a bit of Protein Powder and ground Flax Meal. About equal parts of everything. I dry the Catfish very thoroughly with paper towels, then slather it with a mixture of Mayo and one egg. I press the fish into the breading on a pie plate and let it sit for about 5 minutes before dropping it in hot Peanut oil. My fish stays breaded, is crisp-- and reminds me of After--Church-Fish Fry. I like the mission pork rinds because they crush up more finely.

YMMV, of course-- but this has worked for me for a few years, now.
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Hey there, fellow Catfish lover--

This is what I use:

Crushed Mission Pork Rinds, mixed with grated Canister Style Parmesan Cheese, with a bit of Protein Powder and ground Flax Meal. About equal parts of everything. I dry the Catfish very thoroughly with paper towels, then slather it with a mixture of Mayo and one egg. I press the fish into the breading on a pie plate and let it sit for about 5 minutes before dropping it in hot Peanut oil. My fish stays breaded, is crisp-- and reminds me of After--Church-Fish Fry. I like the mission pork rinds because they crush up more finely.

YMMV, of course-- but this has worked for me for a few years, now.
Mmmmm, I've been hungry for fried catfish... thanks Erica!
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To the OP: What's your carb limit? This may be an OK maintenance food for you but not for weight loss. Also, will it trigger cravings?

I key to my success is to eliminate foods that cause cravings.
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I wonder if she ever got her catfish?
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Depending on the precision of the scale you can get, weigh the cornmeal, coat the fish, weigh the cornmeal again to see how much is actually sticking to the fish? Nutrition info comes by the cup, but there isn't a whole cup sticking to the fish (unless perhaps for 40 lbs of fish)...
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I have eaten some thin slices of polenta, which is basically cornmeal and been ok. I have also eaten fish fried in almond flour and hazelnut flour and parmesan.

on the other hand I'm trying to lose my last 10 lbs. and having trouble. I think those kind of things are the reason.....so, I'm stopping that for now and will try again someday when I reach my goal.....if I ever do!

I would call them maintenance foods!
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Deep fried catfish..yummy...one of my favs! I've been baking my fish because I too thought that cornmeal wasn't allowed and I don't know how to batter and fry without it.

Edited to say: You look great! I hit the submit button to quick.
You can make breading with Carbalose flour! There is a recipe on the box. I haven't tried it because I am in induction now, but I plan on making chicken strips some day in the future!
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