Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Skillet corn bread with fresh corn and green onion

The best thing about making skillet corn bread is making skillet corn bread! It's one of the simplest breads to make and you can easily exchange one ingredient for another, with endless delicious possibilities. For example change the green onion for cilantro, or parsley or add jalapeno or grated cheese... endless I tell you! The one thing thats a must in this recipe is your cast iron skillet.
1 1/4 cup cornmeal (I prefer corse, but fine will work too)
1/2 cup whole wheat flour (all purpose can be substituted)
1/4 cup white granulated sugar (I used cane sugar)
1 tsp kosher salt
1tsp fresh cracked black pepper
2 tsp bp (baking powder)
1/2 tsp bs (baking soda)
1/3 cup milk (I used skim)
1 cup butter milk
2 eggs
8 tbs melted unsalted butter
1 ear fresh corn - cut off the cob
2 green onions - chopped
salt - a pinch
PREP: Pre heat oven to 450 with your cast iron skillet inside.  Mix all dry ingredients add the corn kernels and onion to the dry, and wisk all the wet ingredients (reserve a small amount of the butter for the skillet). Then slowly fold the wet ingredients into the dry until combined.
COOK: Remove skillet from over, and drizzle small amount of butter. Drop temp to 375. Add the cornbread mixture to the buttered skillet and bake for about 20 mins - test with a toothpick to make sure it comes out dry. Let cool for 10 mins before serving. * to make it extra buttery and luxurious you can brush some melted butter on top at the end.
SERVE: Along side your favorite chili, salad soup etc...  
* seen here with my white bean chicken chili - recipe will follow. 


  1. YUM! I would totally love this in a good cast iron skillet with a big bowl of chili

  2. I think baking things in a cast iron skillet is just such a cool idea ... cornbread and chili? A classic!


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