Golden Fried Cornbread

READY IN: 20mins


  • 2
    eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1
    cup buttermilk (original used regular whole milk )
  • 14
    cup melted shortening (could use strained bacon drippings )
  • 1 12
    cups self-rising cornmeal mix (PLEASE use yellow, wouldn't want have pale looking cornbread )
  • 14
    cup sugar
  • 12


  • In a large bowl,combine all ingredients, mixing well.
  • In a large cast iron skillet ( can use an ordinary skillet ), heat 1/2 cup shortening over medium heat until hot but not smoking.
  • When oil is hot, add batter 1/3 cup at a time,( if batter seems too thick add about 1/4 cup of water ) spread batter until about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Fry until batter starts to bubble and edges look slightly dry,lift edge a bit to see if golden ( about 4 minutes ).
  • If it is,turn and brown other side.
  • After removing from skillet,butter and keep warm.
  • Repeat from Step 3 with remaining batter.