A traditional Southern favorite - use crumbled fried bacon if pork cracklin's are not available in your store.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
9
Yield:
1 - 9x9 inch pan
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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease a 9x9 inch square baking dish.

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  • In a medium bowl, mix together the egg, shortening and buttermilk. In a separate bowl, stir together the cornmeal, sugar, flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until smooth, then stir in the pork cracklin's. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish.

  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until center is set and the top is slightly brown.

Nutrition Facts

206 calories; protein 9.5g 19% DV; carbohydrates 22.4g 7% DV; fat 8.5g 13% DV; cholesterol 31.2mg 10% DV; sodium 661.7mg 27% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2007
I have had this cracklin bread several times and each time is an experience in itself. I have cooked it for several other people and everybody just loves it. Being from the South it is hard to find any true southern cooking in Lansing MI until I came across this recipe. It is very easy to make and does not consume a lot of time. Will definently make this again very tasty and reminds me of a taste of Alabama very good recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/21/2004
Not so good. The batter was so dry that I had to add extra buttermilk to stir it enough to pour it into a pan. As expected once it was baked it was very very dry. I didn't like this one at all. Still searching for a good cracklin cornbread recipe... Read More
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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2007
I have had this cracklin bread several times and each time is an experience in itself. I have cooked it for several other people and everybody just loves it. Being from the South it is hard to find any true southern cooking in Lansing MI until I came across this recipe. It is very easy to make and does not consume a lot of time. Will definently make this again very tasty and reminds me of a taste of Alabama very good recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/27/2006
I felt challenged by this recipe. I generally only go for those with overall 4 or 5-star ratings but it didn't seem too much to lose if this one didn't work out. Given the previous review I increased the amount of buttermilk to 1.75 cups and accordingly also increased the cracklin' to 1.5 cups. This was tasty! My husband is from the south and grew up on cracklin' bread; he liked it a lot. We all agree that some jalapeno next time will make this perfect! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/21/2004
Not so good. The batter was so dry that I had to add extra buttermilk to stir it enough to pour it into a pan. As expected once it was baked it was very very dry. I didn't like this one at all. Still searching for a good cracklin cornbread recipe... Read More
(12)
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2011
What an amazing recipe...I did have to use bacon I had no luck finding Cracklin's in PA...but I fried thick cut diced bacon until crispy and I added in some scallions and shredded cheddar cheese! This went perfect with my Cajun Jambalaya! Read More
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