However, my grandma has a tradition of her own. For as far back as I can remember, my grandma has cooked up some of the best cornbread. FRIED. THIN. CRISPY. She's never prepared it any other way that I know of. It's just a lil' slice of heaven, ya hear. However, once again, frying does not happen in the Mo'betta house. Except for the occasional bacon. or an egg. BUT, I decided...you can do it once a year. You can fry up some of this fabulous cornbread. Of course, she probably cooks hers in lard or bacon grease that's been sitting in a container on the stove for God knows how long. So don't do that. Use canola oil.
I present to you a Southern tradition - Lacy Cornbread
you know you want it.
I'd give you the recipe, but I don't really have one...it's just some corn meal thrown in a bowl with some water and salt. One of those recipes that Grandma says, you add enough water so that it's thin enough. and add a little salt (her little and my little tend to differ). But listen, she says, most important...you gotta cook it 'real thin', so it's lacy. Okay. Thanks Grandma, got it. However, I followed her precise instructions and it was soooo good. My kids were so impressed. And disappointed when I told them it was a once a year thing ;)
Happy New Year peeps!
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