Mary's Skillet Cornbread

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This was a side dish to the garbage soup she used to make.


  1. In a mixing bowl; stir corn meal, flour, soda, salt sugar into pea size shapes.
  2. In a 450 degree oven in a heavy skillet heat butter till melted and sizzling but not brown.
  3. Meanwhile add egg and buttermilk to dry ingredients beat until completely combined.
  4. Stir in butter and pour into hot skillet until golden brown and bake for 20-25 minute.
Most Helpful

We really enjoyed this recipe...but I changed just one thing. We like our cornbread a little sweeter, so I changed the sugar to 1/4 cup. It was perfect and only lightly sweet. Also, my cornbread did not puff up. It was flat in the plan, but the texture was great. Thanks for posting.

ltemple99 October 26, 2013

This is a great basic cornbread recipe. I was out of buttermilk so I used the vinegar and milk trick (1 TB vinegar and milk). Cooked up nice and high. Moist too. Will use this as my go to cornbread recipe. Thanks for posting.

MsSally January 30, 2009