Here is a great recipe from Junior's Juke Joint (see link below):
Cornbread IngredientsLined up across the top of my stove, check out all you need to make perfect cornbread.
* Corn Meal Mix
* An Egg
* A Cast Iron Skillet
I use olive oil because it's heart healthy. If you want to make cornbread like Muddy Waters's momma and my momma made it, use bacon drippings. If you want to be really heart healthy, use the white of an egg and feed the yoke to the cat. Be aware that your cornbread won't stick together very well and that cats should watch their cholesterol too. If you don't have a cast iron skillet, click here and buy one or click here and return to the juke joint. You've got no business trying to make cornbread without a cast iron skillet.
This recipe calls for a 6 ½ inch skillet, Lodge Manufacturing # 3SK2. It makes plenty of cornbread for two people. If you double the recipe, use an 8 inch skillet, Lodge # 5SK2. It makes plenty of cornbread for four people. Double everything but the egg.
Here's the 6 ½ inch skillet recipe:
* 1 cup cornmeal mix
* 3/4 cup milk
* 1 egg
* 2 tablespoons oil
(1 for the batter, 1 for the skillet)
Here's the 8 inch skillet recipe:
* 2 cups cornmeal mix
* 1 1/2 cup milk
* 1 egg
* 4 tablespoons oil
(2 for the batter, 2 for the skillet)
Notice that my recipe does not call for sugar. Real cornbread does not contain sugar. If you insist on putting sugar in your cornbread, click here. You just got throwed out of the juke joint. Go bake a cake.