Nancy J. Patrykus Recipe

CRACKLIN BREAD ..(PORK FAT)... from southern Indiana

By Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin


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Serves:
6
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Nancy J.'s Story

This was tucked in a family bible,at a garage sale, found about 1952 in southern Indiana.
A found treasure, yellow with age.
The older the recipe, the more valuable it becomes!
Just like some of us cooks! eh?

Ingredients

4 oz
finely diced pork fat ( 1 cup)
1 c
corn meal
1 c
flour
1 tsp
baking soda
3 tsp
salt
1 c
buttermilk
2
beaten eggs

Directions Step-By-Step

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To make cracklings, fry pork fat till crisp. Drain,reserving 3/4 cup of drippings.
In a mixing bowl stir together cornmeal, flour, baking soda and salt.Add buttermilk,eggs and reserved drippings. Beat till smooth. Stir in cracklings
Turn into a greased 10 inch skillet.
Bake at 425 till done, 15 to 20 minutes. Cut into wedges. Serve warm. Makes 6 servings.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Breakfast, Other Breads
Hashtag: #p0rk

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8 Comments

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Sue Winkler suewink
Oct 9, 2012
I render my own organic fat, which is a process, and you get cracklings from that process along with the lard. You can eat the cracklings on anything you wish and you certainly do put them in cornbread.
This recipe sounds great but the process you're using doesn't produce cracklings, just fat dripping.
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Christine Arnold ChristineArnold
Feb 28, 2012
ahhhh. Thank you!
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Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin
Feb 27, 2012
Salt pork is finely diced and fried ...in this bread recipe.

Real "cracklings" are made from pork skin,
and you would not want to put in a bread recipe.
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Christine Arnold ChristineArnold
Feb 27, 2012
Thank you..but which one?
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Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin
Feb 27, 2012
yes mam!....