Key West Grits and Cornbread

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Key West Grits and Cornbread
Sun, 07-17-2011 - 10:57am

Key West Grits & Butter Cornbread

1/2 c. butter (don't substitute)
1 1/2 c. self-rising white cornmeal (may use regular meal if adding 3/4 tsp. salt & 1 T. baking powder)
4 T. buttermilk mix
1 c. water (or use real buttermilk and skip the mix above)
1 egg
1/2 c. left-over grits, fresh, chilled, or frozen & thawed; if thawed, do not drain off the moisture

Put butter in a 9" iron skillet; set in oven and start heating it to 425º. Stir cornmeal & buttermilk mix together. Wisk water, egg, & grits well in a 2 c. measuring cup. When oven is ready, take skillet out and set on the stove; stir grits mixture into meal & add melted butter from skillet; combine well & pour into hot skillet. Bake 25 - 30 minutes. Serves 4 - 6.