Scrapple Recipe

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Scrapple

Scrapple is a traditional American dish made from pork scraps and cornmeal. Scrapple is a type of breakfast meat that originated in the United States, particularly in Pennsylvania Dutch country. It is made from pork scraps, cornmeal, and spices, and is a staple breakfast food in many regions of the United States.

Here is a simple recipe for scrapple that you can try at home:

Ingredients for Scrapple:

  • 1 pound pork scraps (such as trimmings from pork shoulder or ham)
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sage

Instructions:

  1. In a large pot, combine the pork scraps and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 2-3 hours, until the pork is very tender.
  2. Remove the pork from the pot and set it aside to cool. Strain the cooking liquid through a fine-mesh strainer and discard any solids.
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  4. Return the cooking liquid to the pot and bring it to a boil. Gradually whisk in the cornmeal, salt, black pepper, and sage, stirring constantly to prevent lumps from forming.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and continue to cook the mixture, stirring frequently, for about 10-15 minutes, until it becomes thick and porridge-like in consistency.
  6. Shred the cooked pork into small pieces and stir it into the cornmeal mixture.
  7. Pour the mixture into a greased loaf pan and smooth the surface with a spatula. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and chill it in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or until it is firm and set.
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  9. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cut the scrapple into 1/2-inch slices and fry them in a little oil over medium heat until they are browned and crispy on both sides.
  10. Serve the scrapple hot with your favorite breakfast sides, such as eggs and toast.

Enjoy your homemade scrapple!

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