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Cracklin Cornbread - Any recipes?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by _Randall_, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Songster

    Nov 3, 2009
    Grenada, Ms
    Anybody got a favorite cracklin cornbread recipe? Haven't had any in years, but wanna try makin' some.

  2. Here is the one I make. It is from an older SouthernLiving magazine. Really good, my kid's love it...

    Grannie's Cracklin' Cornbread

    1/4 cup butter or margarine
    2 cups self-rising cornmeal
    1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    2 1/2 cups buttermilk
    2 large eggs, lightly beaten
    1 cup cracklings*
    Place butter in a 9-inch cast-iron skillet, and heat in a 425° oven 4 minutes.

    Combine cornmeal and flour in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture.

    Stir together buttermilk, eggs, and cracklings; add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Pour over melted butter in hot skillet.

    Bake at 425° for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.

    *1 cup cooked, crumbled bacon (12 to 15 slices) may be sustituted for cracklings.

    Grannie's Cracklin' Cakes: Prepare batter as directed above; stir in 1/4 cup butter, melted. Heat a large skillet coated with vegetable cooking spray over medium-high heat. Spoon about 1/4 cup batter for each cake into skillet; cook, in batches, 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden.
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2009

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