Crackling Cornbread

Crackling Cornbread Great comfort food, good with just a glass of milk, enjoy

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 15 mins

    COOK : 40 mins

    TOTAL : 55 mins

    SERVING : 6

    YIELD : 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.

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  • 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.

Per Serving: 254 calories; protein 13.5g; carbohydrates 20.4g; fat 11.8g; cholesterol 52.8mg; sodium 1288.5mg.