Flavor takes center stage in this easy recipe for cornbread with corn kernels. Golden yellow with delicious browned edges from cooking in a cast iron skillet and rich with corn kernels throughout each piece, this cornbread is perfect served on its own with butter or with chili, pinto beans, or soup.
Put half of the vegetable oil in a 9x9x2 cast iron skillet and preheat in oven just long enough to heat oil (be careful not to burn oil or let it smoke). Tip: You can test the preheated oil for readiness by dropping a tiny bit of cornmeal or batter into it. If it sizzles, it is ready.
While oil is heating in skillet, mix all remaining ingredients in a bowl.
Remove preheated cast iron skillet from oven carefully.
Pour batter into preheated cast iron skillet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until done. Cornbread is done when a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out with no wet batter (moist crumbs are okay).
One cup of thawed and drained frozen corn may be substituted for the canned corn.