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Slice of Crackling Cornbread topped with butter.
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Crackling Cornbread

Crackling Cornbread has little pieces of pork cracklings throughout which adds so much flavor. Slather with butter and you have some of the most delicious southern cornbread ever.
Course Bread
Cuisine Southern
Keyword cornbread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 315kcal


  • 9-inch cast iron pan


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups self-rising cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup pork cracklings


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place butter in a 9-inch cast iron pan.
  • Place pan in oven until butter is melted. Watch carefully. The butter will burn if left in the oven too long.
  • Whisk together cornmeal and flour in a large bowl. Make a well in the center.
  • Whisk together buttermilk and eggs. Add to dry ingredients. Stir just until moistened. 
  • Stir in cracklings. Pour into hot pan with melted butter. No need to mix the butter in. 
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.


Calories: 315kcal