Ever wonder what goes with cornbread? Look no further! We've compiled a list of what to serve alongside your favorite cornbread recipe. Enjoy!
What is Cornbread?
Cornbread is a popular American dish and a staple of Southern US cuisine (especially Southern BBQ cuisine). It has a savory taste that is unlike any other dish.
Although cornbread is associated with Southern Cuisine, the dish actually has its roots in Native American cuisine. Native Americans had already been eating ground corn (maize) thousands of years before European settlers arrived in the New World.
European settlers learned various recipes for corn dishes from the Cherokee, Chickasaw, and Creek peoples. These settlers then devised their own recipes for bread using ground maize or cornmeal instead of the grains found in Europe.
In the Southern and Southwestern parts of the US, people often eat cornbread and pinto beans or collard greens for lunch. Even though cornbread is associated with Southern cuisine, the dish is popular throughout the US. You can often see cornbread at barbecues and cookouts. Cornbread is also a common side dish at dinnertime.
In the South, people make traditional cornbread by heating a well-seasoned cast-iron skillet in an oven, pouring a cornbread batter consisting of the simple ingredients of flour, cornmeal, egg, and milk, into the skillet, and then returning the skillet into the oven to bake. You can also prepare cornbread by frying it or steaming it. However, steamed cornbread is closer in texture to a pudding than to the traditional cornbread.
The amazing thing about cornbread is that is a highly versatile dish. You can eat it together with so many dishes. Even dessert! Crumbled corn bread is amazing over a bowl of vanilla ice cream (promise!). Can’t decide what to serve with your slice of cornbread? Here are a few recipes you can try.
What Goes with Cornbread?
Everything from creamy condiments, a dab of butter, shredded cheddar cheese, side dishes like mashed potatoes, and hearty mains work well served alongside cornbread.