Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1/4 cup 59ml Bacon grease

  2. 2 cups 125g / 4.4oz Cornmeal

  3. 1/2 teaspoon 2 1/2ml Baking powder

  4. 1/2 teaspoon 2 1/2ml Baking soda

  5. 1 teaspoon 5ml Salt

  6. 1/4 teaspoon 1 1/3ml Freshly-ground black pepper

  7. 1 1/2 cups 355ml Buttermilk

  8. 1 cup 198g / 7oz Egg - lightly beaten (large)

  9. 5 tablespoons 75ml Unsalted butter - melted

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degree.

  2. Place the bacon grease in a 10-inch black cast iron skillet and swirl to coat the sides and bottom evenly. Place skillet in the oven to heat.

  3. In a bowl, combine the cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and pepper and mix well. In a small bowl, combine the buttermilk, egg, and melted butter. Add to dry ingredients and stir just to combine.

  4. Remove the hot skillet from the oven, carefully swirl to evenly distribute hot grease, and quickly pour the cornmeal batter into the skillet.

  5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until firm and golden brown on top. Let sit for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a cutting board. Cut into wedges and serve hot with butter on the side.


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