Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett
1 1/2 cups self-rising white cornmeal mix
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 (14.75-oz.) can low-sodium cream-style corn
1 (8-oz.) container light sour cream
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup (2 oz.) 2% reduced-fat shredded Cheddar cheese (optional)
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 450°. Heat a 10-inch cast-iron skillet in oven 5 minutes.
Stir together cornmeal mix and flour in a large bowl; add corn and next 3 ingredients, stirring just until blended. Pour batter into hot lightly greased skillet. Top with cheese, if desired.
Bake at 450° for 22 to 24 minutes or until golden brown and cornbread pulls away from sides of skillet.
Note: Nutritional analysis does not include cheese topping.
Mix It Up! You can also use Sour Cream Cornbread in this recipe--just omit the cheese topping.
Farmhouse Eggs Benedict: Prepare 1 (9-oz.) envelope hollandaise sauce mix according to package directions, using 1 cup 2% reduced-fat milk and 2 Tbsp. lemon juice and omitting butter. Cut 4 cornbread wedges in half lengthwise, and toast under the broiler. Top 2 toasted cornbread halves with 1 low-sodium ham slice, 1 poached egg, and 1 Tbsp. hollandaise sauce. Repeat with remaining cornbread. Makes 4 servings.
Per serving: Calories 334; Fat 9g (sat 1g, mono 7g, poly 2g); Protein 9g; Carb 9g; Fiber 6g; Chol 297mg; Iron 1mg; Sodium 896mg; Calc 78mg
I'm a southerner and come from generations of southerners who grew up making cornbread. This recipe is outstanding, easy to make, and very flavorful. If you want a little extra, add some diced jalapenos to the mixture. Keep in mind, this is not a sweet cornbread. As is, my hubby said it was the best cornbread he's ever had, and I have to agree. Today will be my third time making it over the last month.
I didn't have an iron skillet, so I ended up making it in a regular pie pan. It was really full, so it took a little longer (about 10 more minutes) to cook all the way through in the middle, so next time I will divide it between two pie pans. Overall, very good and moist and my hubby said it was a "make again"
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