Southern homestyle cuisine is no doubt one of the tastiest types of homemade dishes out there. Luckily, it is easier to make than you think! With a comprehensive recipe and the right ingredients, you will be enjoying your own Southern homestyle cuisine in no time.
It’s the holiday season, which means it’s time to get your cornbread game on! If you’d like a Southern cornbread dressing this Thanksgiving or Christmas, here is one recipe you will enjoy.
Southern Cornbread Dressing Recipe
- 1 cup of self-rising cornmeal
- ¾ cup of buttermilk
- ½ cup of self-rising flour
- 2 tbsp of vegetable oil
- 2 lightly beaten eggs
- 3 crumbled pieces of toast or stale bread
- 1 9×9 inch cornbread
- 3 diced stalks of celery
- 1 diced cup of onions
- 1 diced cup of green or red bell peppers
- 2 eggs
- 3 cups of turkey or chicken broth
- 1 cooked chicken breast or thighs
- 1 tsp of sage
- 1 tsp of poultry seasoning
- 1 tsp of black pepper
1. Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. To make your cornbread, whisk cornmeal and flour together in a bowl.
3. Pour eggs, oil, and buttermilk into the mix.
4. Stir the combination until it is well mixed. Be careful not to overwork the batter.
5. Grease a 9×9 baking pan with oil or butter, and pour the batter inside it.
6. Let it bake for about 25 minutes and then leave it to cool.
7. When it is cool, break the cornbread and put the toast in the oven to dry. Once this is done, set it aside.
8. Now make the dressing. Add the crumbled toast and the dried cornbread in a big bowl then set it aside.
9. Take out a saucepan and add butter or olive oil. Then add the celery, green bell peppers, and onion and fry until tender.
10. Pour the sautéed vegetables into the cornbread bowl.
11. Also, shred the chicken and add it to the mixture.
12. Stir it together until it is properly combined.
13. Pour in the broth, a small quantity at a time until it is thick enough and a little soupy.
14. Add the black pepper, sage, and poultry seasoning, and stir it together.
15. Taste it to be certain the seasoning is the desired amount. If the seasoning is not enough, add some more.
16. If you like the taste, you can proceed to stir the eggs.
17. Butter a x13 pan and pour the mixture into the pan.
18. Bake it for about 45 minutes or until it is well baked.
Note that using day-old cornbread will give you the best result! Also, make sure you taste the mixture before adding your eggs, because if you don’t, you might have to make do with a lowly seasoned cornbread.
If you like sweeter cornbread, add a bit of natural Stevia sweetener packets by Stevita, or drizzle some local honey on top of the cornbread. If you like good food, you may also appreciate our top picks for the best Cabernet Sauvignon wines! Bon Appetit!
What Southern homestyle cuisine do you like to cook for the holidays?