The Cajuns, always looking
for variation in recipes, certainly created a winner here.
Adding the hog cracklin' to the biscuit mixture created a
unique breakfast item. If you don't have cracklin's, you may
wish to substitute salted pork skins.
- 4 cups all purpose flour
- 2/3 cup unsalted butter
- 2 TBSP baking powder
- 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 cup chopped hog
- 1 1/2 TBSP sugar
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking
soda, sugar and salt. Mix well to ensure proper blending.
Using a pastry blender, cut 2/3 cup of butter into flour
mixture. Once butter has been well blended into flour, add
buttermilk and chopped cracklin's. Continue to mix until
biscuit dough is well formed. Place dough on a floured board
and knead lightly. Roll dough out until approximately 3/4-inch
thick. Cut biscuits with a 3-inch biscuit cutter until all are
formed. Place biscuits in a greased 12-inch Lodge cast iron
skillet and drizzle with remaining melted butter. Bake until
golden brown, approximately 25 minutes.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 8-10 biscuits
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