True Grit Skillet Corn Bread
Corn bread was often cooked in a heavy skillet placed
directly onto hot coals. The cook produced an oven like heat, when they
covered the skillet with a lid onto which they heaped hot coals.
Makes 4 servings
Preheat oven to 425° F.
Grease heavy skillet.
1) In a large mixing bowl, add the cornmeal,
baking soda, and salt. Mix.
2) Add the buttermilk, eggs, and cooking oil.
3) Pour into skillet and bake 20 minutes or
Did You Know?
The Allen Ranch, or Sam Allen Ranch, was one of the
first and longest running ranches in the history of the state of Texas in
the United States. The ranch was started a few years after the Texas
Revolution in what is now southeast Houston and Pasadena. The ranch itself
extended from Clear Lake to Harrisburg (in modern east Houston). The
cattle range covered much of southeast Harris County and Galveston County
covering many of the modern communities around Galveston Bay.