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One of my most vivid memories from childhood are of a cast iron skillet "exploding" while my mom was frying fish on the stove top. Keep in mind I was about 5 so "exploding" may not be 100% accurate but it was loud, there was cussing and the kitchen did not catch fire.

I remember a pressure cooker 'safety plug' being shot through the ceiling one afternoon..............



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Cast iron makes the best cornbread!



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If you haven’t already, try preheating your cast iron skillet when making cornbread.

I grease the skillet with what ever “shortening” I’m using (oil, Crisco, on the rare occasion bacon grease) and place the skillet in the oven while the oven is coming up to temperature.

Gives you a browner crust on the bottom of the bread.
 

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If you haven’t already, try preheating your cast iron skillet when making cornbread.

I grease the skillet with what ever “shortening” I’m using (oil, Crisco, on the rare occasion bacon grease) and place the skillet in the oven while the oven is coming up to temperature.

Gives you a browner crust on the bottom of the bread.
You are correct. Preheat if you want a crispier crust, do not if you like it softer.
 

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If you haven’t already, try preheating your cast iron skillet when making cornbread.

I grease the skillet with what ever “shortening” I’m using (oil, Crisco, on the rare occasion bacon grease) and place the skillet in the oven while the oven is coming up to temperature.

Gives you a browner crust on the bottom of the bread.

Lard, seriously. You can use crisco, and I do, but lard gives some great results. Its also a natural product, just rendered pork fat.

Heat the skillet thats been coated with your choice of fat, in a re heated 450 degree oven for 10-15 minutes, pour in your batter and listen to that sizzle, then bake for 15 minutes, let cool, slice in the skillet and serve with real butter, bowl of pintos.

Yall gonna make me post corn bread pics now huh
 

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Well heck here ya go

The pintos have ham hocks, smoked brisket in them.
 

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