Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
AMET, ashleyjc, Whosure, beartrap, Rusty Metal
61402 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 80219
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 44003
BOBO the Clown 41683
BMD 40584
Big Orn 37484
bill oxner 36047
txshntr 34168
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 31062
facebook
Forum Stats
61402 Members
46 Forums
420893 Topics
5812315 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#5440937 - 11/24/14 03:00 PM Cast Iron Cornbread
mrmo Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 11/20/09
Posts: 22837
Loc: 31*32'57"N 97*8'47"W
4 ounces bacon
2 cups Coarse Yellow Cornmeal
1 teaspoon kosher salt
˝ teaspoon baking soda
˝ teaspoon baking powder
1˝ cups whole-milk buttermilk
1 large egg, lightly beaten

1. Preheat the oven to 450°F. Put a 9-inch cast-iron skillet in the oven to preheat for at least 10 minutes.

2. Run the bacon through a meat grinder or very finely mince it. Put the bacon in a skillet large enough to hold it in one layer and cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently so that it doesn’t burn, until the fat is rendered and the bits of bacon are crispy, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove the bits of bacon to a paper towel to drain, reserving the fat. You need 5 tablespoons bacon fat for this recipe.

3. Combine the cornmeal, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and bits of bacon in a medium bowl. Reserve 1 tablespoon of the bacon fat and combine the remaining 4 tablespoons fat, the buttermilk, and egg in a small bowl. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just to combine; do not overmix.

4. Move the skillet from the oven to the stove, placing it over high heat. Add the reserved tablespoon of bacon fat and swirl to coat the skillet. Pour in the batter, distributing it evenly. It should sizzle.

5. Bake the cornbread for about 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve warm from the skillet.
_________________________
NORML



Top
#5440965 - 11/24/14 03:17 PM Re: Cast Iron Cornbread [Re: mrmo]
Cast Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 12/14/08
Posts: 15327
Loc: North Texas - God's Country
Sounds like my cornbread. Try adding a can of chopped green chilies, a handful of chopped onions, and a half can of whole kernel corn.
_________________________
Cast



I have a short attention spa

Top
#5440989 - 11/24/14 03:28 PM Re: Cast Iron Cornbread [Re: mrmo]
bill oxner Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 11/03/09
Posts: 36047
Loc: Richmond
That's not enough baking powder.
_________________________
Quail hunting is like walking into, and out of a beautiful painting all day long. Gene Hill




Top
#5441022 - 11/24/14 03:48 PM Re: Cast Iron Cornbread [Re: mrmo]
Cast Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 12/14/08
Posts: 15327
Loc: North Texas - God's Country
The buttermilk helps it rise. I like my cornbread moist, not too high and fluffy, it always seems dry to me when it rises too much.

I'm thinking Collard Greens, Pinto Beans with a ham shank, and cornbread!
_________________________
Cast



I have a short attention spa

Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide