Savory muffins with tasty pieces of fried pork (cracklings). Delicious alone, drizzled with honey or maple syrup. This is a variation of my Easy Cracklin’ Cornbread made with precooked pork fat. Quick and easy to make.
Although my favorite Hormel brand is precooked before packaging, I fry a few minutes in vegetable oil to enhance flavor. Frying also seasons the vegetable oil which is used to grease the muffin tin.
Fried pork fat is famous for the hard edges called meat skins. Remove before adding to cornbread batter to protect teeth. Meat skins are very hard. Press cooked cracklings with back of a spoon. REMOVE all hard pieces that feel like rocks. Add soft pieces of fried pork to cornbread batter.