Southern Skillet Cornbread Recipe

AuthorHempFork
RatingDifficultyBeginner

The staple of any soul food recipe arsenal is a recipe for cornbread. Cornbread recipes come in many varieties, namely sweet and savory recipes. This recipe for Southern Skillet Cornbread is of the savory variety. This is a delicious, moist dish that uses browned butter and buttermilk to keep things interesting. The crispy golden brown edges of the dish are thanks to cooking it in a cast-iron skillet. This recipe is sure to please and is relatively easy to make.

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Southern Skillet Cornbread Ingredients

 1 cup yellow cornmeal
 1 cup white cornmeal
 2 tsp baking soda
 1 tsp salt
 1 ¼ cups cups buttermilk
 1 large egg
 6 tbsp melted unsalted butter
 1 ½ tbsp bacon drippings

Southern Skillet Cornbread Recipe Directions

1

Place the bacon fat in your bare cast iron skillet and put the skillet into your oven. Turn the oven on to 400° Fahrenheit, with the skillet inside.

2

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients.

3

In another bowl, beat the buttermilk and egg, and until well combined; transfer the liquid ingredients to the bowl of dry ingredients, and mix them together. Then, add and stir in the melted butter.

4

When your oven is at 400°, take out the skillet

5

Pour the cornbread batter into the skillet, making sure it is evenly distributed.

6

Place the skillet back into the oven, and bake for about 20 minutes, or until you see the edges beginning to brown. Do a toothpick test: Stick a toothpick into the center of the bread – if it pulls out clean, your cornbread is done.

7

Allow your Southern Skillet Cornbread to rest for 15-20 minutes in the skillet before slicing it into wedges and serving. Spread some butter over the top of each freshly cut warm wedge.

 

Ingredients

 1 cup yellow cornmeal
 1 cup white cornmeal
 2 tsp baking soda
 1 tsp salt
 1 ¼ cups cups buttermilk
 1 large egg
 6 tbsp melted unsalted butter
 1 ½ tbsp bacon drippings

Directions

1

Place the bacon fat in your bare cast iron skillet and put the skillet into your oven. Turn the oven on to 400° Fahrenheit, with the skillet inside.

2

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients.

3

In another bowl, beat the buttermilk and egg, and until well combined; transfer the liquid ingredients to the bowl of dry ingredients, and mix them together. Then, add and stir in the melted butter.

4

When your oven is at 400°, take out the skillet

5

Pour the cornbread batter into the skillet, making sure it is evenly distributed.

6

Place the skillet back into the oven, and bake for about 20 minutes, or until you see the edges beginning to brown. Do a toothpick test: Stick a toothpick into the center of the bread – if it pulls out clean, your cornbread is done.

7

Allow your Southern Skillet Cornbread to rest for 15-20 minutes in the skillet before slicing it into wedges and serving. Spread some butter over the top of each freshly cut warm wedge.

Southern Skillet Cornbread Recipe

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