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Old Fashion Scrapple
« on: November 12, 2007, 11:19:36 am »
This is the first time I have even visited the Cooking Board since I have zero interest in actual cooking,but so many have expressed interest in one of my favorite breakfast item,so over the course of time I thought I'd share some recipes.

"First, we begin with the head of a pig (fresh is always preferable to frozen). Exactly which parts of a pig's head are included in Scrapple depends somewhat on regional preference.

"To begin, the head should be cut in half, or even quartered. (The ears make for convenient handles while sawing the skull.) While an axe or cleaver can be used to split the head, a saw is preferable in that it produces no bone fragments.

"Once the head is sectioned, some people remove the brains. Some remove the teeth—bashing them off with a cleaver. Yet others remove the eyes. The most nutritious scrapple contains the entire head! That said, however, special care should be taken to remove the ear drums. Left in place, they contribute a distinctively bitter taste to the Scrapple, which while popular in Pittsburgh, is generally disliked elsewhere.

"Next, all desirous head and non-head matter, including heart, feet and tail, are cooked in a pot with just enough water to cover. During cooking, meat loosens from bone and the skin, ears, rooter and nearly all head gristle softens. The resulting broth harbors an explosion of nutritional goodness!

"Bones and loosened meaty matter are strained from the broth, which should be set aside. When the meat has cooled, pick through it, removing bones and hard gristle. Grind up the skin and soft gristle, rooter and so on. Recombine the ground meats with all but about a cup of the strained broth. For each two cups of broth reunited with meat, add one cup cereal (cornmeal) to thicken. Bring to a slow boil, stirring all the time. Add salt, black pepper, red pepper, sage, onion powder, and if you're feeling adventurous, some bacon bits.

"Continue stirring until it arrives at the consistency of porridge. Pour into loaf pans and cool. The Scrapple is finished!"

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    Re: Old Fashioned Scrapple
    « Reply #1 on: November 12, 2007, 11:26:32 am »
    I'll stick with just buying it from the supermarket.

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    Re: Old Fashion Scrapple
    « Reply #2 on: November 12, 2007, 11:37:02 am »
    That is just plain NASTY!   {puke}

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    Re: Old Fashion Scrapple
    « Reply #3 on: November 12, 2007, 11:39:23 am »
    That is just plain NASTY!   {puke}

    Its the only breakfast side dish worth mentioning.Better then bacon.(Or better WITH bacon)
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    Re: Old Fashion Scrapple
    « Reply #4 on: November 12, 2007, 12:13:11 pm »
    Rory you suck.......

    now im freaking STARVING

     i LIKE scrapple............

    i think i need to go fry me up a batch. i can almost taste its piggy goodness

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    Re: Old Fashion Scrapple
    « Reply #5 on: November 12, 2007, 12:24:07 pm »
    Rory you suck.......

    now im freaking STARVING

     i LIKE scrapple............

    i think i need to go fry me up a batch. i can almost taste its piggy goodness

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    Re: Old Fashion Scrapple
    « Reply #6 on: November 12, 2007, 08:09:56 pm »
    Same thing as head cheese? Thats what we call it up here....except they not I make sandwichs out of it!

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    Re: Old Fashion Scrapple
    « Reply #7 on: November 13, 2007, 06:37:20 am »
    Same thing as head cheese? Thats what we call it up here....except they not I make sandwichs out of it!


    Close, but not quite, Gavin.  Around these parts, head cheese is known as "souse".   ;D
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    Re: Old Fashion Scrapple
    « Reply #8 on: November 20, 2007, 11:05:30 pm »
    I thought head cheese was only the fat melted into a block, and then sliced after it cools.  :P

    Just what Rory needs: two slices of bread, with scrapple and a slice of head cheese in the middle. Add a garnish of blood sausage, and it's a real meal!

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    Re: Old Fashion Scrapple
    « Reply #9 on: November 21, 2007, 08:57:48 am »
    There was this store I delivered to in Delaware for almost a year in 2005,a little mom and pop place, and one of the best breakfast sandwiches they made was scrapple egg and cheese. Talk about one excellent sandwich.I miss that store.I had never even thought of putting it into a sandwich before. {yes}

    I have a recipe thats alittle different I'm going to post up, I just have to ask someone in my family if they have it somewhere. ;)
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    Re: Old Fashion Scrapple
    « Reply #10 on: February 13, 2009, 10:47:46 pm »
    I had scrapple in PA somewhere (falling water around whatsit?) and it was godawful horrible.  Then it was on the menu at Birdinthehand?(forget where that was, further east in PA?) and that was real good.


    I'll have it there again next time I visit.
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    Re: Old Fashion Scrapple
    « Reply #11 on: February 15, 2009, 03:36:55 pm »
    Still haven't tried it and don't plan to...

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    Re: Old Fashion Scrapple
    « Reply #12 on: February 17, 2009, 10:52:01 am »
    I've eaten alot of things...but that is disgusting. Sounds like it, smells like it, and I'm sure it tastes like it............. Maybe I'm just spoiled on some good down south/home cooking. Never have understood some of the things you Yankees consider good. :-\
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    Re: Old Fashion Scrapple
    « Reply #13 on: February 17, 2009, 11:05:19 am »
    I've eaten alot of things...but that is disgusting. Sounds like it, smells like it, and I'm sure it tastes like it............. Maybe I'm just spoiled on some good down south/home cooking. Never have understood some of the things you Yankees consider good. :-\

    One of my favorite TV shows is Anthony Bourdain "No Reservations". Besides being funny and going to some cool places what he eat is interesting as well. It goes from "wow, I'd like to eat that" to "DANG! I can't believe he put that crap in his mouth"!
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    Re: Old Fashion Scrapple
    « Reply #14 on: February 19, 2009, 03:30:21 pm »
    put a little flower on it, fry it up.  yummy.  parents used to have it about every 2 weeks. buy it in a big block and cut it/freeze it.  eat toast, eggs, scrapple for dinner.

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    Re: Old Fashion Scrapple
    « Reply #15 on: February 25, 2009, 02:01:14 am »
    Place I work at used to be famous for its scrapple, personally I don't care for it...if I go to shady maple I might get a slice but that's about it...I had a brick of scrapple I got in a gift pack here at work but my mom pitched it from the freezer...personally give me a pork roll, egg and cheese on a soft roll anyday...
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    « Reply #16 on: February 25, 2009, 05:27:26 am »
    oh man taylor pork roll.........

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    « Reply #17 on: February 25, 2009, 12:21:44 pm »
    Place I work at used to be famous for its scrapple, personally I don't care for it...if I go to shady maple I might get a slice but that's about it...I had a brick of scrapple I got in a gift pack here at work but my mom pitched it from the freezer...personally give me a pork roll, egg and cheese on a soft roll anyday...

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    Re: Old Fashion Scrapple
    « Reply #18 on: March 2, 2009, 02:46:13 pm »
    oh man taylor pork roll.........

    fry it up with egg and monterry jack on a toasted english muffin



    I'm gonna have to try that...
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    Re: Old Fashion Scrapple
    « Reply #19 on: March 3, 2009, 08:21:12 pm »
    oh man taylor pork roll.........

    fry it up with egg and monterry jack on a toasted english muffin


    So what is a pork roll ???

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    « Reply #20 on: March 4, 2009, 01:45:30 am »
    Only the best breakfast meat given to us by the carnivore gods...

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    Re: Old Fashion Scrapple
    « Reply #21 on: March 12, 2009, 09:17:59 pm »
    OMFG! I have eaten that stuff! {puke} I lived up in PA for 4 years,(Hamburg) and if I had known how it was made, I woulda starved first!!! Just give me some Venison, or backstrap, or even just a hefty sirloin!
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    « Reply #22 on: June 4, 2009, 01:17:29 am »


    This is one of those things that sounds so gross that it has to be good.  I think i will try some from the grocery store.
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    Re: Old Fashion Scrapple
    « Reply #23 on: September 25, 2018, 03:11:10 am »
    From the dead. We were just talking about scrapple. I loved it as a kid. Not so much now that I know.....But dam I did like it. ;D

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