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BHM Virtual Potluck + Skillet Cornbread

  • Author: Quin
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 10-12 1x


This skillet cornbread is true to its Southern roots; rich, decadent, warm and buttery. Grab your skillet and make this cornbread to accompany your next dinner.


  • 3 cups, yellow corn meal
  • 1 1/2 sticks, unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 cups, buttermilk
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbsp, baking powder
  • 2 tbsp, bacon fat (you can also use butter)
  • 3/4 tsp, baking soda
  • 1 tsp, salt (I prefer sea salt)


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Cook bacon in oven or on stove and reserve 2 tbsp of bacon fat (you can also use melted butter).
  3. When the oven is pre-heated, place your skillet (10in) into the oven while you prepare cornbread mixture.
  4. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the eggs and pour in the buttermilk and whisk until well combined.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine corn meal, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  6. Add the buttermilk mixture into the dry ingredients and stir well.
  7. Open the oven and carefully pull rack out with cast iron skillet on top and add bacon fat/butter directly onto skillet. Be sure skillet is full coated.
  8. Carefully add cornbread mixture to skillet and smooth out batter in skillet. The batter will sizzle when it hits the hot skillet.
  9. Bake cornbread for about 30 minutes and enjoy warm with butter.
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: Southern