Nut meal is made the same as nut butter except that the nuts are ground fewer times through the finest cutter of the mill, or once only through the nut butter cutter loosely adjusted. Either cooked or raw peanuts may be used, but a cooked peanut meal is very desirable. The nuts may be cooked, dried and ground, or cooked without water, after grinding, the same as steamed nut butter.
When one has no mill, meal of many kinds of nuts may be made in the following manner:
Pound a few at a time in a small strong muslin bag; sift them through a wire strainer and return the coarse pieces to the bag again with the next portion. Be sure that not the smallest particle of shell is left with the meats.
A dear friend of mine used to keep jars of different nut meals prepared in this way on hand long before any manufactured ones were on the market.
One writer says:-"The children enjoy cracking the nuts and picking out the meats, and it is a short task to prepare a cupful."
Cooked nuts and some raw ones may be rubbed through the colander for meal.