Southern Corn Bread Recipe


Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time1 Hr 0 Min
Ready In1 Hr 5 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings4
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Vegetable shortening2 Tablespoon
 White cornmeal/Yellow cornmeal1 Cup (16 tbs)
 All purpose flour1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Baking powder1 Tablespoon
 Sugar3 Tablespoon
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Milk1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 461 Calories from Fat 133

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 15 g23%

Saturated Fat 4.6 g23%

Trans Fat 1 g

Cholesterol 114.2 mg

Sodium 609.5 mg25.4%

Total Carbohydrates 70 g23.2%

Dietary Fiber 4.8 g19%

Sugars 16.5 g

Protein 13 g26.5%

Vitamin A 4.2% Vitamin C

Calcium 39.4% Iron 21%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Preheat the oven to 350° F.
Spread the shortening over the bottom of a heavy cast-iron skillet and place in the oven.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
Add the eggs and milk, stirring quickly to form a stiff batter.
Do not overwork or the corn bread will be tough.
Pour the batter into the hot skillet.
Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 30 to 45 minutes.
Turn out onto a large work surface or cutting board.
Cut into wedges and serve warm.