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Cracklin' Cornbread

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  Bacon fat 1 Tablespoon
  Yellow cornmeal 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  All purpose flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Soda 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Sugar 2 Teaspoon
  Buttermilk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Cracklings 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), broken to size of small peas

Heat a 10-inch skillet in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes.
Remove from oven, add bacon fat, and tilt skillet back.and forth to coat the entire surface with fat.
While skillet is heating, lift the cornmeal lightly into measuring cup.
Sift flour, measure and put into sifter with cornmeal, baking powder, soda, salt, and sugar.
Sift directly into mixing bowl.
Add buttermilk, egg, and cracklings, beat hard until well mixed.
Pour batter into piping hot greased skillet, bake in hot oven (450° F.) 25 to 30 minutes.
Serve at once.

Recipe Summary

Side Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1716 Calories from Fat 445

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 49 g75.3%

Saturated Fat 18.2 g91.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 225.7 mg75.2%

Sodium 5088.7 mg212%

Total Carbohydrates 278 g92.5%

Dietary Fiber 12.3 g49.1%

Sugars 10.5 g

Protein 37 g73.4%

Vitamin A 4.9% Vitamin C

Calcium 59% Iron 55.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Cracklin' Cornbread Recipe