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Fried Cornbread: Its History and How to Make it in a Skillet

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 5 servings


  • 1 cup self rising flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 eggs
  • bacon drippings or oil
  • 1 Tbsp butter


  • In a large bowl, combine self-rising flour, baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt, and one cup cornmeal. Add one cup buttermilk, 1/3 cup water, and 2 large eggs to the dry ingredients. Whisk everything together until you have a thick cornbread batter.
  • Heat skillet with bacon grease or oil of choice. Use a measuring scoop to plop the little patties into the pan. Fry until they are golden brown and have crispy edges, then flip and repeat.