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Pig Skin Cornbread

Pig Skin Cornbread

Corn, bell peppers, garlic and pig skins make this one an instant hit! Serve it when your regular recipe just won't do.



  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Heat shortening in 10-inch ovenproof skillet or 9-inch square baking pan, in oven 3 minutes.
  3. Stir together buttermilk, butter and eggs in large bowl.
  4. Stir in remaining ingredients except skins just until moistened.
  5. Stir in skins. Pour into skillet.
  6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Serve hot.

Yield: 9 servings

High Altitude (3500-6500 ft) Increase buttermilk to 1 1/4 cups. Decrease butter to 1/4 cup. Bake 9-inch pan 28 to 33 minutes.

Zip up the cornbread flavor with barbecue, hot or red hot-flavored pork skins.

If you have a well-seasoned cast-iron skillet, definitely use it for a crispy and beautiful golden brown top.

Nutrition Information: 1 Serving: Calories 380 (Calories from Fat 180 ); Total Fat 20 g (Saturated Fat 10 g); Cholesterol 10 mg; Sodium 550 mg; Total Carbohydrate 40 g (Dietary Fiber 1 g); Protein 11 g

Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 12 %; Vitamin C 4 %; Calcium 10 %; Iron 10 %

Exchanges: 2 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Medium-Fat Meat; 3 Fat

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe and photo credit: Betty Crocker 2008/TM General Mills


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