Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
15 Mins
Makes 6 servings

This recipe was adapted from Hoppin' John's Lowcountry Cooking (Houghton Mifflin, $18) by John Martin Taylor.

How to Make It

Step 1

Coat bottom and sides of a 10-inch cast-iron skillet with bacon drippings; heat in a 450° oven for 10 minutes. (Skillet may smoke a bit.)

Step 2

Whisk together buttermilk and egg. Add cornmeal, stirring well.

Step 3

Stir in baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Pour batter into hot skillet.

Step 4

Bake at 450° for 15 minutes. Serve with butter.

Adapted from Hoppin' John's Lowcountry Cooking by John Martin Taylor

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