One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1US The crisp fatty skin of roast pork.
- ‘Roast loin of Cumbrian pork with crisp crackling carved over a salad of vine tomatoes, Aegean olives, feta cheese and olive oil.’
- ‘Rendered crisp and brittle, this delicacy can have all the fun of seaborne cracklings.’
- ‘It was a magnificent roast with lovely crackling, succulent and juicy.’
- ‘I'll never stop eating meat, especially the crackling off roast pork.’
- ‘There was a blast of a c-sharp, a child's cry and the smell of pork crackling on the breeze.’
- ‘I changed my diet a whole back to avoid things I knew to be pure fat like chicken skin and crackling off pork.’
- ‘The pork was delicious and the huge slice of crackling was something else.’
- ‘And if it was a pork roast we'd get a huge slab of delicious crackling and a dollop of apple sauce.’
- ‘A roast seems right somehow, be it a piece of velvety beef or a joint of golden pork with its glistening coat of crackling.’
- ‘Pour off the fat and cracklings and put them in the fridge.’
- ‘And the yard-long pork crackling is totally worth crossing town for.’
- ‘Gratons, also known as cracklings, were made of pig skin.’
- ‘It also had a delicious layer of crispy golden crackling attached.’
- ‘His head filled with visions of tender roast pork with crispy brown crackling, he set off down the street.’
- ‘It has crisp, golden crackling and tender, juicy meat.’
- ‘Again, the meat was tender and its base was covered in a strip of crispy crackling, the top coated in a sage and onion stuffing.’
- ‘Plenty of tender, pink meat, with the original touch of being cooked into crispy crackling on top.’
- ‘The skin crisps to crunchy cracklings, and the meat melts with juicy tenderness.’
2British offensive, informal Attractive women regarded collectively as objects of sexual desire.‘he had a splendid bit of crackling in his arms’
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