We not too long ago stumbled upon this cornbread recipe, and it began the standard debate about which is the very best kind of cornbread. Southern-style cornbread is often savory, whereas northern-style recipes usually embrace sugar or some kind of sweetener.
Cornbread fanatics really feel strongly about which is the “proper” kind of cornbread, in addition to what you’re imagined to eat it with. Surprisingly, nearly everybody agreed that chili is an effective accompaniment to cornbread.
This bought us questioning: moreover chili, what goes nicely with cornbread?Our curiosity piqued, we hit the net to find what folks assume are the very best dishes to make (and eat) with cornbread.
Prime 5 Greatest Dishes to Make with Cornbread
Soups, Stews, and BeansSouthern Barbeque (BBQ)Roast Hen or PorkBlack-eyed Peas&Greens (Southern Model)Butter and Fig JamTime to Make the Cornbread
Soups, Stews, and Beans
Like chili, soups, stews, and beans all have scorching, wealthy sauces in which you’ll dip your cornbread. Throughout chilly winter months, these hearty dishes (and a hearty cornbread) are nice. Meals Community’s The Pioneer Womanis on board with the cornbread and beans combo.
The Comfortable Housewife additionally thinks beans and cornbread go nicely collectively, and reminds us that the 2 make for a cheap meal. Since many of the elements for beans, soups and cornbread are shelf-stable, you may simply whip up a meal with out hitting the grocery store.
Whereas most recipes brag about making moist cornbread, drier cornbreads are nice for crumbling right into a soup or stews. Well-liked cornbread/soup pairings embrace Mexican tortilla soup and creamy soups like cream of rooster.
If you need immediate gratification with out the exhausting work of creating an enormous pot of soup, these soup and chili packs are nice. All that’s left to do is making the cornbread!
Southern Barbeque (BBQ)
When you’re ordering a meal of southern BBQ, you’re certain to get a pleasant hunk of cornbread with it. The Southern Meals Alliance takes cornbread so critically, it named it one in every of its 12 Southern Meals Teams.
There’s simply one thing in regards to the savory style of cornbread that goes with the smoky flavors of southern barbeque. A “true Southerner” will let you know that cornbread needs to be made in a forged iron skillet to develop a barely crispy crust.
To not be confused with precise barbeque (the place meats are smoked low and gradual), a well-liked recipe on-line is for BBQ cornbread casserole, which is often made with floor beef, however there’s variations utilizing rooster. It appears extra Tex-Mex than southern, however it sounds scrumptious!
Roast Hen or Pork
When you’re not a barbequea ficionado (otherwise you simply can’t get good barbeque the place you reside), you may nonetheless take pleasure in cornbread with good old school roasted meats. A preferred northern-style dish is roasted rooster with cornbread stuffing (or dressing).
And let’s not neglect cornbread crusted pork loins. Conventional? Perhaps not, however we’re not very choosy in regards to the type the cornbread is in, so long as it tastes good!
Black-eyed Peas&Greens (Southern Model)
When PinchMySalt.com requested its readers to reply to the query, “What do you eat with cornbread?”, they acquired fairly a couple of responses that included southern type greens. Typical southern “greens” dishes embrace collards, Swiss chard, and spinach.
When you’re like me and also you don’t know a lot about southern cooking, seize this ebook. Or you may learn to cook dinner black-eyed peas and cornbread from this video (the chef makes his personal lard, so you already know it’s genuine southern delicacies!)
Butter and Fig Jam
The responses to PinchMySalt additionally included lots of people preferring the traditional route of spreading some butter on their cornbread. Fairly a couple of folks talked about jam, and our analysis turned up quite a lot of recipes for cornbread and fig jam.
Don’t get the incorrect concept right here; the fig jam isn’t being unfold onto the cornbread, however baked into it. Some recipes don’t even name for jam, simply figs, like this one (appears unusual, however you may’t deny how fairly this appears to be like!)
At our home, we like to make use of a flavored butter on cornbread, like honey butter or chive butter. When you’ve by no means made a flavored butter earlier than, try these straightforward recipes. When you’ve tried one in every of these “gourmand” butter, you’ll need to experiment with totally different flavors on a regular basis!
Time to Make the Cornbread
Now that each one of our stomachs are growling, I’m going to get the forged iron skillet warmed up and make some cornbread! To make your personal cornbread, comply with these easy steps:
Buy a good-quality cornmeal; you may select yellow or white, it’s a private desire
Discover a recipe with good evaluations and watch a how-to video for making cornbreadDon’t neglect to choose a tasty major dish to go together with your cornbread
Have been you shocked by any of those recipe pairings for cornbread? Depart us a remark under, or inform us what you assume goes nicely with cornbread.