Thursday, September 24, 2009

Blue Cornbread Sticks & Blue Fried Potatoes

And yes we have even more blue potatoes coming up.
I boil the potatoes until they are tender.
I fry up some bacon. Then I fry onions in some
bacon fat till they are nice and soft.
Brown the potatoes in some bacon fat.
Cook green beans till tender. Put them all together
and heat up and salt and pepper. Lots of pepper
please. Now you are a for real Southerner.

As far as corn bread goes my grandmother taught
me how to make cornbread. Please don't put
any sugar in cornbread it's just wrong.
You need a cast iron frying pan or
a cast iron corn stick mold pan.
When you go to preheat your oven
put the pan in the oven. To get a good crust
the pan must be very hot.

This recipe comes from The Joy of Cooking.

Preheat the oven to 425 F. It must really be hot.
Sift together 1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking-soda
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup cornmeal (I used blue)

Combine and beat:
1 1/2 cups buttermilk or yogurt
2 eggs
3 to 4 tablespoons bacon drippings

Stir the liquid into the dry ingredients with a few swift strokes.

Put some bacon grease in the preheated pan
and then add the batter.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

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