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#1 of 13 Old 08-12-2005, 11:48 AM - Thread Starter
 
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OK, I have a problem. : I don't like leftover cornbread. The reason I love cornbread in the first place is because it is crispy outside, steamy inside. When it is reheated in the microwave, it is just this soft bread that kind of makes me gag.

Would reheating it in the oven or toaster oven do the trick, or does leftover cornbread just never taste as good as fresh?

Or is it my recipe... I use my mom's, which is just self-rising white cornmeal, oil, and buttermilk.

I have some leftover cornbread in my fridge right now that I am contemplating throwing out, but that seems so wasteful... please help me save it!

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Fry it in butter!
I know, not the healthiest, but very yummy!
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Add honey on top. Or reheat it in the oven to not let it get mushy or soggy.
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I like to split it in half, butter each side and toast it under the broiler..still not as good as when it is freshly made but much better than heating it in the microwave!
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add sugar and milk!
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Huzzah, the toaster oven and Smart Balance butter spray did the trick! Thanks for the ideas.

Mirlee - w/ sugar and milk, and eat with a spoon like cereal? Hmmm... :

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add sugar and milk!
My dad prefers it this way. . .
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Actually, my dad likes to put cornbread in a glass, pour milk (in the past, buttermilk, I think) over it and "drink" it. That's not for me. :LOL

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I like to split it in half, butter each side and toast it under the broiler..still not as good as when it is freshly made but much better than heating it in the microwave!
That's what I do! Yum! Although nothing beats freshly made cornbread. It seems to dry out so fast
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We reheat leftovers and serve them with butter and real maple syrup.
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One other use I came up with is make some stuffing. When I make stuffinf the older the better, and you could make awesome stuffed pork chops with some leftover cornbread, some sauted onions, and some veggies.
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Fry it in butter!
I know, not the healthiest, but very yummy!

mmmm! one of my favorites.
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Cornbread stuffing!! mmmmmmmmm

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