Cracklin' Bread Recipe

Cracklin' bread is a meaty bread recipe prepare with pork. Made with cornmeal and buttermilk, the cracklin' bread is flavorful and filling. Oven baked, the cracklin' bread is easily prepared and can be served with meals of choice.


Health IndexAverageCuisine
DishMain Ingredient


 Finely diced salt pork3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Eggs2 , well beaten
 Corn meal2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Buttermilk1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Baking powder1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Salt pork drippings2 Tablespoon
 Baking soda1⁄2 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2155 Calories from Fat 940

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 103 g158.7%

Saturated Fat 35.3 g176.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 508.1 mg

Sodium 4531 mg188.8%

Total Carbohydrates 256 g85.4%

Dietary Fiber 21.2 g84.7%

Sugars 0.8 g

Protein 46 g92.1%

Vitamin A 9.7% Vitamin C

Calcium 61% Iron 75.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Fry salt pork over a low heat until nicely browned.
Drain fat, saving both drippings and cracklings.
Sift together corn meal, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Combine eggs, buttermilk, and drippings.
Stir into corn meal mixture, together with cracklings.
Spread dough in a greased 11 X 7 X 1 1/2 inch baking pan and bake in a preheated 400° oven for 25 to 30 minutes.