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Cracklin’ Corn Bread



  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup cracklings (crisp bits left
  • in meat fat after it is rendered), or fry
  • 4-6 strips of bacon until crisp


Preheat oven to 400°. Sift together cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl, combine beaten egg, milk, and cracklings or crumbled bacon. Combine with dry ingredients. Beat well and pour into a hot, greased iron skillet. Bake in 400° oven until golden brown.

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