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Cracking Corn Cakes

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Cracking Corn Cakes is an irresistible side dish recipe that you will surely love to try. A recipe prepared with cornmeal; I am sure you will enjoy this Cracking Corn Cakes!.
  Salt pork 2 Ounce, chopped
  White cornmeal 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Preferably Stone Ground)
  Baking powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Eggs 2 , beaten
  Buttermilk 1 Cup (16 tbs)

1. Cook the salt pork slowly, stirring frequently, until lightly browned.
2. Sift together the cornmeal, baking powder, soda and salt.
3. Mix the eggs, buttermilk and two tablespoons fat from the pork. Drain off remaining fat and reserve.
4. Add the liquid ingredients to the cornmeal. Add the salt pork cracklings and stir until the cornmeal is dampened. The batter should be stiff enough almost to hold its shape when dropped from a spoon.
5. In a skillet heat the reserved fat, discarding the sediment or, if desired, use another shortening. Drop the cornmeal mixture from a spoon into the fat to form cakes and brown slowly on both sides.

Recipe Summary

Side Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1866 Calories from Fat 653

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 72 g111.4%

Saturated Fat 22.3 g111.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 471.7 mg157.2%

Sodium 4173.3 mg173.9%

Total Carbohydrates 244 g81.4%

Dietary Fiber 31.2 g124.9%

Sugars 5.1 g

Protein 57 g115%

Vitamin A 9.7% Vitamin C

Calcium 64.3% Iron 79.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Cracking Corn Cakes Recipe