Hard Worker's Cornbread
Crumbled bacon, fresh Jalepenos, cheddar cheese, cornbread.
bacon, cast iron, cornbread
melted and cooled slightly
All purpose flour
whole or buttermilk
6 to 8
fried, drained, crumbled
chopped, red looks great
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
While the oven heats, fry the bacon in a 10" cast iron or other heavy, oven proof skillet. Set aside to cool, and then crumble it into bite sized pieces.
Melt 1/3 cup butter and set it aside to cool.
Dice the Jalepeno.
Beat the eggs in a small bowl.
In a medium bowl, mix the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, salt, Jalapeno and cheddar cheese together.
In another bowl, mix the milk, eggs and cooled butter.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry. Stir only until blended.
Reheat the cast iron until the bacon fat is hot.
Pour the cornmeal batter into the skillet, being careful of the hot bacon fat.
Place the skillet in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the top is nicely browned and the center is cooked.
Using red Jalapenos adds color to the cornbread.
This recipe also works well in muffins. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, and keep the size of the muffin tin in mind. Adjust time as needed.
Cooking with Chef Robin, On The Fire, Big Wild Radio.