Crackling Cornbread5 Reviews
- Prep: 15 min
- Cook: 40 min
- Ready In: 55 min
“Great comfort food, good with just a glass of milk, enjoy” - by RSTANZA
Original recipe yields 6 wedges
- Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Stir together the cornmeal, salt, and baking soda in a bowl; set aside. Place the shortening into a 9 inch cast iron skillet, and place into the oven until the skillet is hot and the shortening has melted.
- Bring some water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add the pork cracklings and boil until tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Once tender, drain, and reserve. Meanwhile, beat the egg in a bowl along with the jalapeno pepper and buttermilk; stir in the cracklings. Stir in the cornmeal mixture until moistened, then pour the batter into the preheated skillet.
- Bake in the preheated oven until the top of the cornbread is brown, and it feels firm to the touch, 30 to 40 minutes. Turn out onto a serving plate and cut into wedges; serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving (6 total)
- 254 cal
- 11.8 g
- 20.4 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (5)Rate This Recipe
"this was really good... reminded me of the bread a friend's mom use to make years ago... thanks for the recipe! great one!..." See more"
"Having made them many times in my youth, cracklins are not fried pork skins. They are the by product (solid pieces of skin and attached fat) remaining after boiling the lard out. If you use real cra..." See morecklins, you do not need to boil them before mixing into the cornbread batter."
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