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Cracklin Bread


  • 2 cups white cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • One and one-half cups boiling water
  • 1 cup chopped cracklins
  • One-fourth cup vegetable oil


  • Combine the cornmeal and salt in a large bowl. Stir in only enough boiling water to make a stiff batter. Stir in the cracklins. Shape the dough into patties about 3 inches in diameter, about one-half-inch thick. Arrange on waxed paper. Heat the oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the patties about 5 minutes on one side, and 3 minutes on the other.Remove and drain on paper towels.