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Perfect Southern Spoonbread

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In this video, Betty reveals her highly-researched Southern Spoon Bread recipe. Betty lives in spoon bread country (10 miles from Boone Tavern, home of probably the most famous spoon bread in the world). Betty has refined her recipe over a period of approximately 35 years. It is perfection!
  Milk 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Yellow cornmeal 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Self rising white cornmeal mix 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Baking powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Eggs 2 , well beaten
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), melted
  Cooking oil spray 1

In a small bowl, thoroughly mix 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal, 1/4 cup white cornmeal mix, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder. Bring milk to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and quickly add the cornmeal mixture. Stir the cornmeal mixture rapidly into the milk, so that no clumps form. Cook for about 3 minutes, or until it forms a medium-thick mush. Remove the cornmeal mush from the stove, and transfer it to a large mixing bowl. Add 1/2 stick butter or margarine, melted. Stir. Add 2 well-beaten eggs, and stir thoroughly. Now, use an electric mixer to beat the spoonbread mixture for about 5 minutes, until it is quite smooth and has a lot of air incorporated into it. Spray a 1-quart sized casserole dish with oil spray. Pour the spoonbread mixture into the casserole dish and bake in a hot oven (400 degrees) for 20 minutes, or until it puffs up and is delicately brown. Serve immediately with butter. Yum! This dish is steeped in Southern tradition. I wanted all of the Kentucky Derby party givers to have this recipe, in case they want to use it at a Derby party!!!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
South American
Main Dish
Corn Meal
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Basically deemed as a cross between corn bread and soufflé, this delightful pud like dish can make for an indulgent side. In this video, Betty reveals how to make perfect Southern style spoonbread without much toil. It’s so good that you can’t stop yourself from digging your forks at it. Watch the video recipe for more on this.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 346 Calories from Fat 186

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 21 g32.2%

Saturated Fat 11.6 g58%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 118.3 mg39.4%

Sodium 718.2 mg29.9%

Total Carbohydrates 34 g11.4%

Dietary Fiber 2.7 g10.6%

Sugars 4.1 g

Protein 7 g14.7%

Vitamin A 12.5% Vitamin C

Calcium 12.9% Iron 5.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Perfect Southern Spoonbread Recipe Video