Mississippi Cornbread


10 to 12 servings

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2 cups cornmeal
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons bacon drippings


Combine cornmeal, soda, and salt; stir in eggs and buttermilk.

Heat bacon drippings in a 10- inch cast-iron skillet in a 400° oven for 3 minutes or until very hot. Coat skillet well with drippings. Pour any excess melted drippings into batter, and mix well.

Pour batter into hot skillet, and bake at 450° for 20 minutes or until bread is golden brown.


Oxmoor House Homestyle Recipes

January 1983