Crackling bread

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Crackling bread
Alternative names
Gratons
Place of origin
United States
Region or state
Southern United States
Main ingredients
Cornmeal, pork rinds
Cookbook:Crackling bread  Crackling bread
 
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Crackling bread
Alternative names
Gratons
Place of origin
United States
Region or state
Southern United States
Main ingredients
Cornmeal, pork rinds
Cookbook:Crackling bread  Crackling bread

Crackling bread is a dish from the Southern United States which mainly consists of cracklings and a type of bread, usually containing cornmeal. Cracklings are extremely similar to pork rinds and chicharrones, a dish made of fried pork rinds.

Use in American literature[edit]

Crackling bread is a meal featured in the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. It is the narrator's, Scout, favorite snack. It is cooked for her by her family chef Calpurnia when she has behaved well. The first time it appears is when Scout goes to school for the first time. "It was not often that she made crackling bread, she said she never had time, but with both of us at school today had been an easy one for her. She knew I loved crackling bread."