Spoon Bread

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READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by tilthouse

Another recipe we use for our annual Kentucky Derby parties. This one is from House & Garden, January 1965, credited to James A. Beard.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour the milk into the upper part of a double boiler and cook over hot water until the milk almost reaches a boil.
  2. Add the cornmeal slowly, stirring constantly. Continue cooking and stirring until the mixture is thick and smooth. This should take only about 1 minute. Do not let the mixture get too thick.
  3. Add the salt and butter and remove from the heat to cool slightly.
  4. Beat the egg yolks until light and yellow and add to the cornmeal.
  5. Beat the egg whites until stiff but not dry and carefully fold into the cornmeal.
  6. Pour into a well-buttered casserole and bake in a 375°F oven 35-40 minutes, or until well puffed and browned on top. Serve from the casserole and pass butter, salt and pepper.

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