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Daddy's Cracklin Cornbread Recipe

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Me and my Daddy, known as Paw Paw Earl to the rest of the family. I love you Daddy. Thank you for loving me :)

 

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Earl Whittington
Added: Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 cups yellow cornmeal
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups buttermilk
1 cup cracklins, broken into pieces*
2 tablespoons shortening

Directions:
Directions:
*Cook's Note: Cracklins are little pieces of pork fat, fatty meats, or ham skin which are left crisp and brown after the lard or fat has been rendered from them.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Sift dry ingredients into a mixing bowl and stir to combine. Add milk and stir to combine. Fold in cracklins. Form batter into oblong cakes the size you desire and then roll in shortening. Bake in a greased baking dish for 30 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I grew up on a farm where so many things came straight from the field, like; fresh milk, beef, pork, potatoes, greens, tomatoes, etc. Cracklins were not an exception and cooked in a fresh pawn of cornbread was one of my daddy's favorites :)

 

 

 

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