Southern Kitchen Wonders

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Depression cornbread

Depression Cornbread

Depression Cornbread

My grandmother grew up on a farm right at the end of the depression. Eggs were plentiful and meal was something they bought at a decent price. There was a time when for breakfast all that could be eaten was cornbread and milk. Something you grow accustomed to, I suppose. They didn’t add sugar, or none of the fancy ingredients like that. Cornbread isn’t meant to be sweet. Anyway enjoy this recipe. I hope you like it.

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Its simple to make. You need only two ingredients.

Mayo

Yellow Cornmeal

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I measure about 1.5 cups of meal.

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I add a huge heaping of mayo.

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then i start adding water little by little. It usually turns out to probably 3/4 to 1 cup water.

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it’s supposed to be a thin mix.

Heat some oil in a cast iron pan with oil in it at 500 degrees until piping hot.

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Pour your meal mix into the pot.

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see the sizzle? It’s already starting to cook. It’s what makes it somewhat crispy. Cook it until it’s brown, then let it sit for about 15 minutes before cutting.

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