I need an old fashioned recipe for fried bread. We used to et it all the time back in the old days of WV, KY mountains. It is like flour, egg, milk or water, then fried N oil until browned. It was so good, & I also need a recipe for white/grey gravy from butter or bacon drippings. By chance, anybody know of old fashioned egg casserold? I am 40 wanting to get back some of those old good tastes I've forgotten.

    These R simple recipes w/everyday stuff N the kitchen, no goats milk, etc.

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    Southern Cornbread Recipe

    You’ll need:

    2 cups self-rising buttermilk cornmeal

    2 cups self-rising flour

    Pinch of salt

    Pepper to taste

    2 beaten eggs

    ¼ cup of vegetable oil

    3 ½ or 4 cups whole buttermilk

    Mix together the dry ingredients. Mix the eggs, buttermilk, and oil together in a separate bowl and add to the dry ingredients slowly, stirring as you do so. Remove the skillet from the heat and tilt it around to coat the sides with the oil. Add the cornbread mixture and bake at 400 degrees until nice and golden brown – about 50 minutes.

    Now, for the dressing. You’ll need to make your chicken stock first. Sure, you can use canned chicken broth, but it won’t be nearly as good! You’ll need about 7 or 8 cups of stock for the dressing. From my experience, the best, richest stock is made from chicken backs. Place 5 or 6 backs in 10 cups of water. Add salt and pepper and boil, covered, until chicken is done. I always add a little granulated chicken bouillon to my stock for even more flavor. When the stock is done, let it cool. Remove any meat and discard the skin and bones.

    Old Fashioned Southern Cornbread Dressing recipe

    Crumble your cornbread into a greased metal casserole pan. Don’t use pyrex – most of it is safe to only 350 degrees, and I cook my dressing at 400 degrees. I like a crusty outside and a soft inside.

    Chop a large onion and sauté it with ½-one cup of diced celery in ¼ cup of real butter. Cook until soft. Add the entire ingredients of the pan to the cornbread crumbs, butter and all.

    Now add your stock. Start off with 6 cups. Mix it well with the other ingredients and let it rest for 10 minutes. Add another cup of stock and mix well. Also, add the chicken meat you got from the backs. This will add extra flavor to your dressing.

    Beat two large eggs and add to the mixture. Mix well again.

    Add two teaspoons of poultry seasoning, one teaspoon sage, one teaspoon of salt, and ½-one teaspoon black pepper, depending on your taste preference.

    You don’t want your dressing mix to be too stiff. If it is, add more stock or canned chicken broth. If it gets too soupy, don’t panic. Just add some crushed saltine crackers to the mix.

    Bake at 400 degrees for about 40-50 minutes. The edges should be brown, but the dressing should be soft.

    To save time, you can make your cornbread ahead of time and freeze it in an air-tight bag. Just thaw it before making your cornbread dressing.

    If you have any stock left over, use it for your giblet gravy or freeze it for soups, rice, or chicken and dumplings.

    Hope you enjoy my Southern cornbread dressing!!

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    This sounds so good Im going to try it too, but what is buttermilk cornmeal, is it the same as cornlour

    check on your corn meal package that you buy for instance Martha White sells a buttermilk corn meal and so do some of the other brands.

    Hi.. How fortunate that I found this again.. The best site for all the old fashioned cooking recipes and to log in and get ideas on what to do with remainders and cuts etc and often forgotten mum's hand-me-downs is All recipes What's Cooking <>; Their special at the moment is meat loaf. 

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