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Genuine Southern Cornbread

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 Cast-iron skillet
  • 1 Bowl


  • 1 tbsp bacon grease
  • 2 cups self-rising cornmeal
  • 3 eggs
  • buttermilk


  • Place a tablespoon of bacon grease in a cold cast iron skillet. Put the skillet in the oven as it preheats to 450ºF.
  • Meanwhile, put 2 cups of cornmeal in a bowl.
  • Add 3 eggs.
  • Pour buttermilk in a little at a time. Stir. Continue adding buttermilk until the mixture gets to a thick, runny consistency.
  • Once the oven is preheated, remove the skillet. Be careful! The pan is HOT! Pour the cornbread mixture into the pan. It will sizzle.
  • Place the skillet back into the oven and cook for 20 minutes. Remove and enjoy!