1. Cut crusts from 5 slices firm white bread or 6 slices French bread.
2. Dice bread into 1/2-inch cubes. In a large frying pan over medium heat, heat 2 tablespoons bacon drippings with onion powder and poppy seeds.
3. Add bread cubes, stirring well until coated with mixture.
4. Transfer bread cubes to a rimmed baking sheet and spread in a single layer.
5. Bake in a 300 F oven until lightly browned and crisp (25 to 30 minutes).