Skillet Cornbread

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by ellie_

Recipe source: Saveur (April 2004)

Top Review by 2ManyHobbies

Excellent, but try bacon grease instead of crisco. Really good.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 425-degrees F.
  2. Put shortening in cast iron skillet and heat in oven until skillet is hot and shortening is melted (6-8 minutes).
  3. While shortening is melting, in a large bowl beat egg and add baking soda and salt, beating well to combine. Stir in cornmeal and buttermilk.
  4. Remove hot skillet from oven. Pour half of the hot shortening into batter and stir until combined.
  5. Pour batter into skillet and place in oven.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden and tests done when toothpick is inserted in center.
  7. Cut bread into 8 wedges and serve hot with butter.

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