READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Redallnite

The only way southern ladies make it. This is nothing more than passed down with time and convenience of cornbread mixes and an iron skillet...

Top Review by MarshHen

I'm giving this five stars simply because this is the recipe that was handed down to me by my mother and her mother before her so I know how wonderful it is. Same recipe and baking method of adding the hot oil/drippings to the batter except instead of 1/4 cup regular oil, we use 1/4 cup of bacon drippings which is strained, cooled and kept in a mason jar in the fridge. The drippings give it a wonderful flavor and it smells heavenly while baking.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 354.88-473.18 ml cornmeal (Martha White is wonderful)
  • 1 egg
  • 236.59 ml milk (a little more to make like a pancake type mixture Or 1 cup of milk and a little mayonnaise to make t)
  • 59.14 ml oil


  1. Preheat 450 degrees put oil in iron skillet until ready to use.
  2. Mix the cornmeal, egg and milk together.
  3. When oil is real hot pour over cornmeal mixture.
  4. Once mixed together, pour back into the 10" iron skillet.
  5. Place in the oven until golden brown on the top.
  6. The best cornbread comes from a well seasoned skillet.
  7. The blacker the better!
  8. I have never used 2 1/2 cups of the corn meal. I have heard of the flour but if done right I swear it's like slicing bread.

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