Southern Cracklin Cornbread

(makes one 8 inch iron skillet)


  • 1.5 cups self rising cornmeal mix
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 T butter, melted
  • 2-3 pieces bacon cooked until very crispy, chopped into small pieces
  • 1.5 T bacon grease (takes about 4 pieces to render this amount)


Preheat oven to 450.  Cook bacon until extra crispy.  Pour off grease into iron skillet.  Place skillet in hot oven.  Chop bacon finely.  Mix flour and corn meal.  Add rest of ingredients and pour into hot skillet.  Cook for about 20 minutes or until golden.  Enjoy!