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What the heck? It’s National Scrapple Day!

Thought for Today: “To me, life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat, demi-glace, or even stinky cheese is a life not worth living.” Anthony Bourdain

National Scrapple Day!

National Scrapple Day, Roadtrips R Us, Travel & Food Blog, National Food Holidays, November 2017 Food Holidays, Corner Gift Shop, Food History Today is National Scrapple Day 2017. Scrapple to me was a regional version of every other “Pâté” in the world. I once believed it originated in the Deep South. I was wrong! Although sold throughout the South in regional areas, Scrapple is best known in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and Delaware. 

Scrapple is usually comprised of Hog Offal. Most people think of Offal as awful, but when prepared correctly a culinary delight may be found. The trimmings of a hog, which would normally be discarded, including bone, heart, and liver are turned into a broth.

Once the broth is made any desirable meat is reserved then cornmeal is added to make a mush. The meat is returned with seasonings such as sage, thyme, savory and black pepper. The mush is formed into loaves and allowed to cool thoroughly.

Once in a sliceable state, you simply pan fry it on both sides and serve it with apple butter, catsup, honey or a condiment of your choice. Wonderful sandwiches can be made or it can be used as a substitute for roast or corn beef hash.

Don’t quote me on this, but the inventor of Spam surely came from a long line of Scrappler’s. If you can find a local butcher who produces this unique product, please give it a try. All of Hawaii can’t be wrong with their penchant for Spam.

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