Cornmeal Gravy

My grandmother used to make what she called cornmeal gravy… anyone ever hear of it?
If so, could you please pass on how to make it?
Many thanks

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  1. Allen Foster asked for help in finding a recipe for cornmeal gravy that his grandmother made. I went to Google and entered the words “cornmeal gravy” and found many recipes.

  2. Regina Walker says:

    My mother used to make this gravy all the time. She would make it like you would milk gravy, but substitute plain cornmeal for the flour, and maybe add just a little extra milk. Be sure to brown it before adding the milk.

  3. My Mom used to make cornmeal gravy she put about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of cornmeal in with the flour and brown all together then fix homemade gravy as you normally would. Hope this helps. It wasn’t my favorite but was good with home grown tomatoes.

  4. Cornmeal Gravy

    1/2 cup corn meal
    1 cup water
    salt and pepper to taste
    1 cup milk or buttermilk
    1 teaspoon oil or bacon grease

    In heavy skillet brown corn meal to a golden brown, add salt and pepper, then stir in the oil. Combine the milk and water and pour as much as needed to boil. Make sure the gravy is thin enough too, because it will thicken slightly after it is cooked. Let boil for about 2 minutes.

  5. My husbands grandmother told me that she used to make her gravy with cornmeal because she is allergic to wheat. Basically she replaced the flour with cornmeal. Also she she didn’t use milk but the drippings from the meat she cooked. (she’s also allergic to milk) Hope this helps.

  6. My Mother and Grandmother made cornmeal gravy with cooked chicken. The removed the chicken while the broth was still boiling. they mixed cornmeal, salt, pepper and either milk or water, and beat it with a fork until there was no lumps. Then slowly added it to the broth while stirring constantly. they then turned the heat to low and let it cook for just a little while, maybe 5 minutes. It was wonderful with cooked chicken, but unfortunately I don’t remember the recipe well enough to make it like they did.

    The cornmeal wasn’t browned in a skillet, the cornmeal mix was poured directly into the broth.

    If anyone has a recipe that sounds like this one, I would love to have it.

    • My Mom made the same kind of gravy you are talking about. Mom didn’t brown it, and made it in the chicken broth like you said. I think she used a cup of milk and 2 tab. of flour. Mixed it until there was no lumps, and poured while stirring the whole time, and continued to stirl until it came to a boil over medium heat.

      I have tried several times to make it, it turned out ok but never like Moms was.

      Hope this helps.