looking for a "tasty" butter or topping for a great crusty cornbread

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prettyPeas May 4, 2011
I love all the ideas here and should probably try them out someday, but I only make cornbread when I am making a green chili dish. To me, those flavors meld perfectly. So green chili sauce blended with butter gets my vote.
 
ChefJune May 4, 2011
Black Olive Tapenade is delicious, so is Truffle Butter. Also, try blending strawberry preserves into some softened butter or cream cheese and spread on the cornbread. Dessert!
 
drbabs May 4, 2011
I use this on fish, but it would also be delicious on a savory cornbread:
http://www.food52.com/recipes/6391_tangy_compound_butter
 
hardlikearmour May 4, 2011
Not butter, but a spread that would be heavenly on cornbread is this infused honey and ricotta spread. http://www.food52.com/recipes/10541_curds_whey_biscuits_with_infused_honey_ricotta_spread
 
PippaG May 3, 2011
What about softened butter with finely snipped chives and lemon zest?
 
I am liking these! Some heat! Some sweet! Some EAT (go Kristin--that's funny) I am sending the bread along with the kid for Teacher Appreciation Luncheon....I thought it would be fun to mix it up a bit.... :)

This foodpickle is the best btw....right in the middle of being stuck at any time...someone has a great answer. Thanks Food52!
 
fraichefoods May 3, 2011
Cilantro and lime beat into butter might be a nice savory option.
 
Sam1148 May 3, 2011
I'm a purist for that kind of thing. Just really good butter is all you need for really good corn bread.
 
Kristen M. May 3, 2011
Maple butter! Just whip maple syrup (preferably Grade B or a darker Grade A) into softened butter. Or, of course, its close cousin honey butter. Mm.
 
Amanda H. May 3, 2011
How about sweet butter with some ground chipotle mixed in, and then top with coarse salt?
 
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