Heat oven to 400F. Pour oil or shortening in a 6 x 9 inch pan or 9 inch oven proof skillet. Combine dry ingredients. Add milk, corn and chillies and blend; add eggs and shortening. Leaving part of the melted shortening in the pan. or skillet, blend together. Pour in hot pan/skillet and bake 10-15 minutes, until golden brown. Test with wooden pick until it come out clean.
This recipe also makes original old fashioned corn bread. Just exclude cheeses, corn and chilies.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana