West Tennessee Corn Bread

Your family won't be able to resist this served piping hot with real butter on the side.

From Reminisce Extra

“My husband never liked corn bread until I started making this recipe — then he’d eat half of it.”
– Betty K., Elizabethton, Tennessee

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

You Will Need
1 egg

1/4 cup mayonnaise*

1/4 cup buttermilk

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 cup yellow cornmeal

1/4 cup sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

What to Do
1. In a mixing bowl, beat the egg, mayonnaise, buttermilk and oil until smooth. Combine the cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and salt; add to egg mixture and beat just until combined.

2. Grease an ovenproof 6-inch skillet or round baking dish; dust with cornmeal. Add batter. Bake at 425°F for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

*Editor’s note: Reduced-fat or fat-free mayonnaise is not recommended for this recipe.

Serves 2

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