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). (Think pancake batter...pourable. It will look too watery, but that's how you want it.) 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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