When I was growing up, my Grannie would make fried cornbread in the skillet on top of the stove to save time, instead of baking it in the oven. I always loved it...it didn't crumble and fall apart, and it was nice and crispy. Try regular cornbread that way...it is wonderful with some cabbage, pinto beans, fried apples and southern cooked pork chops! This recipe is a souped up version of what she used to make. To me its a meal in itself, but it really goes well with chili! Its also good dipped into homemade salsa. This is best cooked in a cast iron skillet, although you may use others.