Old Fashioned Southern Cornbread


Susan Feliciano Recipe

By Susan Feliciano frenchtutor


Rating:
Serves:
6-8
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Method:
Bake
Comments:

Got this recipe from the Lodge Cast Iron Cookbook, made in my cast iron skillet. I added the sugar to it; most cooks in the South refuse to put sugar in their cornbread.
This uses plain self-rising cornmeal, no flour added.

Ingredients

2 Tbsp
bacon grease or butter
1 c
self-rising cornmeal
2 Tbsp
sugar
1
egg
3/4 c
buttermilk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place the bacon grease or butter in the bottom of a well-seasoned cast iron skillet. Preheat it at 425°F for 10 minutes.
2
Meanwhile, mix up batter: Stir together cornmeal, sugar, egg, and buttermilk to a thin batter.
3
When skillet is preheated, pour batter into skillet. It will sizzle and start to form a crust - don't be alarmed. Bake the skillet of cornbread at 425°F about 20-23 minutes, until nicely browned.
4
Cut into wedges. Serve immediately with lots of butter.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom


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25 Comments

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J White Harris JWhiteH
Mar 9, 2013
This cornbread is much like my grandmother made. It brought back warm memories.
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J White Harris JWhiteH
Mar 9, 2013
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
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Thea Pappalardo Sassy01
Jan 4, 2013
Thanks, Susan. I will try it with the sugar. I could always adjust it the next time. First, though, I have to open my camper and get my cast iron out of there...lol
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Susan Feliciano frenchtutor
Jan 4, 2013
When I make corn muffins, I will usually add about 1/4 cup sugar, and then you can taste it. I also use a little self-rising flour because it makes prettier muffins.