Grannie's Cracklin' Cornbread
Grannie's Cracklin' Cornbread might be just the bread you are searching for. This recipe covers 8% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One portion of this dish contains around 7g of protein, 9g of fat, and a total of 235 calories. This recipe serves 10. Head to the store and pick up cracklings, flour, self-rising cornmeal, and a few other things to make it today. It is a good option if you're following a vegetarian diet. This recipe is typical of Southern cuisine. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 39 minutes.
Place butter in a 9-inch cast-iron skillet, and heat in a 425 oven 4 minutes.
Combine cornmeal and flour in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture.
Stir together buttermilk, eggs, and cracklings; add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened.
Pour over melted butter in hot skillet.
Bake at 425 for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.
*1 cup cooked, crumbled bacon (12 to 15 slices) may be sustituted for cracklings.
Grannie's Cracklin' Cakes: Prepare batter as directed above; stir in 1/4 cup butter, melted.
Heat a large skillet coated with vegetable cooking spray over medium-high heat. Spoon about 1/4 cup batter for each cake into skillet; cook, in batches, 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden.
Recommended wine: Riesling, Sparkling Wine, Zinfandel
Riesling, Sparkling Wine, and Zinfandel are great choices for Southern. In general, there are a few rules that will help you pair wine with southern food. Food-friendly riesling or sparkling white wine will work with many fried foods, while zinfandel is great with barbecued fare. One wine you could try is J.J. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Spatlese Riesling. It has 4.2 out of 5 stars and a bottle costs about 56 dollars.
J.J. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Spatlese Riesling"A tad reduced in aroma, this young white has plenty of intensity, offering lime, peach and slate flavors matched to a silky texture. It's awkward today, needing time to integrate. Best from 2008 through 2020. 1,500 cases made." –BS