Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread

READY IN: 32mins
Recipe by TMize

This is sort of in tandem with my other cornbread recipe because I learned to make cornbread two ways: Hard, more fried-like, and cake like. This is the second recipe in the cornbread series, and is the harder, more fried type.

Top Review by Fisherman Scot

I am giving you 4 stars just cause it's an iron skillet recipe. I haven't made this yet, I have my own cast iron corn bread recipe that i love which isn't all that different from yours, but I just wanted to make one comment about the recipe. Never let your oil smoke unless it's because you are seasoning the pan. Once it starts to smoke, it's released a bunch of free radicals which is good while seasoning your pan and aides polomerization of the drying oil, and helps make a really hard seasoning shell. However; it's bad for using smoked oil to cook in, it creates off flavors and it's really bad for you to eat.<br/><br/>Fix that one bit and I'll give it 5 stars.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup cornmeal mix
  • 34 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons oil -can use olive oil, I have not tested this with applesauce, just yet
  • 12 cup sweet unsalted butter, -have used it instead of oil to prepare the pan. comes out delicious but mind you don't burn it


  1. 1. Pre-heat oven to 350°.
  2. 2. Mix batter- if using butter, cut off about two tablespoons for the pan, melt the rest and mix it into the batter. If using oil, use 1 tablespoon in the skillet.
  3. 3. Put 1 or 2 tablespoons of oil in skillet and heat on low flame on stovetop burner.
  4. 4. When oil in skillet is begins to smoke a little, pour in batter.
  5. 5. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes.
  6. 6. Broil or toast for 1 or 2 minutes.

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