Good substitutes for cornmeal are polenta, corn grits or maize meal. For example, if a recipe requires a cup of stone ground cornmeal, then a cup of one of the suitable substitutes can be used.Continue Reading
However, there are slight differences among all these types of corn products. Cornmeal is dried corn that is ground. There are different types of ground cornmeal, such as fine, medium and coarse. Cornmeal is useful for making dishes like cornbread and corn cakes, as a coating for a pizza crust and in batters.
Grits also are made from ground and dried corn, but this product is coarser in texture than cornmeal. Hominy, which is corn that has the hull removed through a lime treatment, also is used to make grits. Some uses of grits are for recipes like cheese grits or as a side dish for meats.
Polenta is another corn product that has a similar texture to grits and used in Italy for many dishes. Pre-cooked polenta can be fried or grilled and served as a side dish. Maize meal also is ground corn and can be another substitute for cornmeal. It is served as a porridge in many African countries.Learn more about Food Facts
Escarole substitutes include radicchio, borage, mustard greens, curly endive, frisee, spinach and arugula. When choosing a substitute, consider the planned menu. For example, when it is cooked, escarole develops a tenderness and sweet flavor similar to spinach. Raw, frisee or curly endive closely mimic the sharp, slightly bitter flavor.Full Answer >
Tarragon, thyme and savory are all good substitutes for dried rosemary. In a pinch, sage is also a good replacement. For fresh rosemary, oregano or basil make good substitutes.Full Answer >
Some substitutes for gelatin are agar and carrageenan. These seaweed-derived products are vegan-friendly and can be used to replace gelatin in many different recipes.Full Answer >
Basil, thyme, oregano and savory are all good substitutes for marjoram, according to Food.com. Marjoram is an herb of the mint family that has oval, 1-inch-long green leaves. The herb has a mild, sweet, oregano-like flavor.Full Answer >