This Southern bread features an unique combination of ingredients: pork, onion, orange juice, buttermilk and just a little honey. They all bake in a skillet with pork fat.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1/2 pound finely chopped pork
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 1/2 cups cornmeal
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup orange juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degree C).
In a 10 inch oven-proof skillet, fry the pork till crisp. Add onion, and cook till just tender. Drain off liquid fat, and reserve 2 tablespoons.
In a large mixing bowl, combine corn meal, flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. Combine eggs, honey, buttermilk, and juice: mix into cornmeal mixture. Stir in pork and onions.
Return reserved fat to skillet, and heat till very hot. Pour batter into skillet. Transfer to oven, and bake for 30 to 35 minutes.