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what to do with leftover cornbread?

momskitchen Oct 2, 2011 05:44 AM

I've got a bunch left over from a dinner party....what should I do with it?

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    magiesmom RE: momskitchen Oct 2, 2011 07:05 AM

    crumble it up in milk for breakfast

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      pine time RE: magiesmom Oct 3, 2011 02:11 PM

      yup, but I'd switch that to buttermilk!

    2. Samalicious RE: momskitchen Oct 2, 2011 07:07 AM

      Cornbread dressing. Serve it with chicken.

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        kattyeyes RE: Samalicious Oct 2, 2011 07:30 AM

        Ooh, +1! This stuffing recipe is especially delish with cornbread:

        I skipped the liver, heart and almonds. Looks like this:

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        HillJ RE: momskitchen Oct 2, 2011 09:32 AM

        Add enough light cream or milk to crumbled cornbread to create a crust and press it into the bottom of a baking dish. Then create a baked, 7 layer taco dip (refried beans, browned ground beef or grilled diced chicken, shredded cheese, red or black beans, etc.) on top of that crust and bake until the cheese is bubbly. Top with sour cream, slices of avocado and serve like a casserole.

        1. greygarious RE: momskitchen Oct 2, 2011 09:46 AM

          I had a great side dish at a Shaker restaurant several years ago. It was a savory bread pudding made with cubes of cornbread and a custard of light cream and eggs, into which was stirred onions sauteed in butter until
          golden, and herbs. In replicating it, I used summer savory, and for color, some chopped chives.

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            BananaBirkLarsen RE: greygarious Oct 2, 2011 10:37 AM

            I have made cornbread bread pudding too, only it was sweet, with vanilla and fresh figs. The key is to soak the cornbread in milk or custard for quite a long time before assembling so that it doesn't absorb all the liquid and dry the whole pudding out while baking.

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              momskitchen RE: greygarious Oct 2, 2011 10:50 AM

              I saw your recipe on another part of chowhound, I'll givce it a try @grey

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                iL Divo RE: greygarious Oct 2, 2011 11:12 AM

                could be a sweet or savory bread pudding

              2. iL Divo RE: momskitchen Oct 2, 2011 11:10 AM

                ""what do you do with leftover cornbread?" < various things:

                1. cut into cubes-season + a little oil bake and use as croutons for salad or soup
                2. crumb + mix with fresh chopped herbs and melted butter- use as topping for vegetables (like au gratin brussels sprouts with bacon) or casseroles or mac+cheese
                3. crumble and toss in yard on grass for the mountain critters that live here
                4. crumble-mix into applescotch apple pie mix for a little texture bite and flavor

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                  gordeaux RE: momskitchen Oct 2, 2011 03:30 PM

                  Freeze it for stuffing -bird day is just around the corner if you celebrate it.
                  Leftover cornbread is never an issue around here. We:

                  1.Slit a piece lengthwise
                  2.butter the pieces literally on the open face sides
                  3.broil until the butter gets browned
                  4. liberally apply maple syrup, let it soak in for a second.
                  5. Try not to repeat untill all of it is gone.

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                    vafarmwife RE: gordeaux Oct 2, 2011 03:55 PM

                    I was going to suggest freezing it for cornbread dressing or making cornbread salad.

                    My favorite way to eat it is crumbled in buttermilk.

                  2. Emme RE: momskitchen Oct 2, 2011 06:23 PM

                    make savory french toast... with a chipotle in adobo and scallion butter sauce...

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                      katecm RE: momskitchen Oct 3, 2011 09:37 AM

                      I love to make a stuffing out of it with sage, caramelized onions and prosciutto, but I've also done a cornbread panzanella that was really pretty cool.

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