Cracklin' Bread I


An old Southern plantation recipe.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
1 round loaf


  • ½ pound finely chopped pork

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 1 ½ cups cornmeal

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 3 teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • ½ cup buttermilk

  • 1 cup orange juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degree C).

  2. In a 10 inch oven-proof skillet, fry the pork till crisp. Add onion, and cook till just tender. Drain off liquid fat, and reserve 2 tablespoons.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine corn meal, flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. Combine eggs, honey, buttermilk, and juice: mix into cornmeal mixture. Stir in pork and onions.

  4. Return reserved fat to skillet, and heat till very hot. Pour batter into skillet. Transfer to oven, and bake for 30 to 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

226 Calories
6g Fat
33g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 226
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 609mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 17mg 83%
Calcium 139mg 11%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 293mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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