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Recipe

Skillet Cornbread

  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Skillet Cornbread

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound bacon, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 4 jalapenos, seeded and diced ?4 cups cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cups buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 10 tablespoons melted unsalted butter

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Brown chopped bacon in a 10-inch cast iron skillet. Add the garlic and jalapeno and saute until softened.
  • In a bowl, combine the cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and pepper and mix well. In a small bowl, combine the buttermilk, egg, and melted butter. Add to dry ingredients and stir just to combine. Quickly pour the cornmeal batter into the skillet.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until firm and golden brown on top. Let sit for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a cutting board. Cut into wedges and serve hot with butter on the side.