Recipe by Bev
I found this recipe in Lee Lee's Recipe Box. The description to the recipe reads: "True Southern Cornbread is generally made with bacon dripping in an iron skillet - The result is a crusty bread like this one."
Top Review by John Sauerbeck
I've been making it like this for years, except I put in some baking powder and TBS of sugar. There is a good hint thouge, place the cast iron skillet in the oven when you preheat the oven. Pull out when oven is hot and add the bacon drippings. Pour the batter in and cook.
- 2 cups cornmeal
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 1⁄4 cup bacon drippings
Directions See How It's Made
- Combine cornmeal, baking soda, and salt; stir in eggs and buttermilk.
- Heat bacon dripping in an iron skillet until very hot; add drippings to batter, mixing well.
- Pour batter into hot skillet, and bake at 450 F for about 25 minutes, or until bread is golden brown.