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Cracklin' Corn Bread

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Course Bread
Cuisine Southern
Servings 8


  • 1 cup pork crackings
  • 1 cup yellow corn meal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large pastured eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1/3 cup melted and cooled bacon grease or unsalted butter


  • Preheat oven to 425F.
  • Grease a ten-inch cast iron skillet and set aside.
  • Stir together the corn meal, flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • In another small bowl, stir together the beaten eggs, buttermilk and cooled bacon grease.
  • Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and stir in the buttermilk mix, stirring just until the flour is incorporated.
  • Fold in the cracklings.
  • Pour mixture into the greased skillet and bake for 20-22 minutes until the top is golden brown.
  • Slice and serve warm.


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