The taste of the South!


1 3/4 cups white cornmeal 
1 teaspoon baking powder 
1 teaspoon baking soda 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
2 cups buttermilk 
1 large egg 
3 tablespoon lard or bacon grease


Preheat oven to 450ᵒ degrees. 
Start with a 9" cast iron skillet on the stove over medium heat,  put the lard in the skillet. 
Mix all the dry ingredients together in one bowl. 
Mix the egg and buttermilk together in another bowl. 
Mix the dry and wet ingredients together. 
When you start to see little wisps of smoke coming from the lard, pour most,  of the lard into the cornbread batter and mix well. 
Then pour the batter into the hot skillet and hear the sizzling sound that guarantees you a nice crisp crust. 
Place in the middle of the oven and bake about 30 minutes, until nice and brown on top. 

Serve with butter, beans or greens with pot liquor. 
If you want something sweet, drizzle some molasses on there with the butter.

Per serving: 228 Calories; 6g Fat (22% calories from fat); 9g Protein; 36g Carbohydrate; 72mg Cholesterol; 500mg Sodium

Please report any bad links..Thanks, Buzz

Copyright 2001 - The Gutsy Gourmet - All rights reserved