Old Fashioned Southern Cornbread

Susan Feliciano


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.


★★★★★ 4 votes

15 Min
20 Min


How to Make Old Fashioned Southern Cornbread


  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.

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About Old Fashioned Southern Cornbread

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

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