Mom's scrapple

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2012/08/16 18:34:11 (permalink)

Mom's scrapple

I have spent a lot of time going from Indy to WV this summer.  My  mother-in-law has been in & out of the hospital all summer.  That means I get to spend a lot of time with my mom- age 90,still living in the home she & my dad built in 1963.   Mom gardens, reads, quilts, drives in the small town I grew up in.  She cooks & bakes for herself, a hot meal every night.  She saves all her pork trimmings & broth & when she knows I am coming, she makes me scrapple for breakfast.  So good, crisp & brown on the outside, creamy inside. 
While eating scrapple one morning we began talking about when my grandparents would butcher 2-3 hogs in the late fall.  My grandmother would make scrapple for breakfast the morning after butchering along with brains & eggs.  Mom also told me how my grandmother would make headcheese for Dr Brown, the community's physician.  My mom would take my sister & I out of school to go to butchering.  Great memories & at 65, I am so blessed to have my mom to makle scrapple for me & remember years past with her.
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    Wabbit
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    Re:Mom's scrapple 2012/08/16 18:49:20 (permalink)
    Mr Wabbit loves scrapple. When we visit his parents his mother makes a big breakfast, with plenty of it! The man down the road raises pigs and makes it for his neighbors, it's much better homemade than store bought. His mom cooks it the same way, crispy outside creamy inside..with real maple syrup to dip it in( I prefer it like that) I thought it was just a PA thing
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    Re:Mom's scrapple 2012/08/16 20:57:35 (permalink)
    These tales of scrapple sound great. Lucky you, on several counts.
     
      I've been rather dissatisfied with the scrapple I've eaten in N.J. restaurants...when I've found it. And, I haven't been too successful making it at home from the packaged stuff in the supermarkets. Anyone in NJ have a recommendation for GREAT scrapple in N.J.?
     
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    Re:Mom's scrapple 2012/08/17 03:59:08 (permalink)
    Claracamille,
    That's a great story and I'm sure wonderful memories for you.
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    Re:Mom's scrapple 2012/08/18 00:13:16 (permalink)
    Well, for once I don't care how the food turned out but that was a lovely posting.  I'm not a big fan of scrapple, but memories like that are priceless.  I grew up in a house where we lived with my Grandfather.  The typical "Country Doctor" ( and County Coroner, Bank Director, town offices, etc.etc.)  He'd often treat ppl for "free".  But every year, fresh Strawberries would show up at our door along with many other goodies,  And one man, long after my GF passed away, would be there 2-3 times a year with a quart or so of fresh oysters, all shucked and cleaned.
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    Re:Mom's scrapple 2012/08/25 15:30:40 (permalink)
    Wabbit

    Mr Wabbit loves scrapple. When we visit his parents his mother makes a big breakfast, with plenty of it! The man down the road raises pigs and makes it for his neighbors, it's much better homemade than store bought. His mom cooks it the same way, crispy outside creamy inside..with real maple syrup to dip it in( I prefer it like that) I thought it was just a PA thing
     
    Aren't we blessed to have parents who are still around to visit & cook for us.?  But, I have to admit that I still cling to my childhood fav White Karo syrup.  I am such a culimary disaster!
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    Re:Mom's scrapple 2012/08/25 15:33:48 (permalink)
    ScreenBear

    These tales of scrapple sound great. Lucky you, on several counts.

      I've been rather dissatisfied with the scrapple I've eaten in N.J. restaurants...when I've found it. And, I haven't been too successful making it at home from the packaged stuff in the supermarkets. Anyone in NJ have a recommendation for GREAT scrapple in N.J.?

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    I know it is not scrapple, but I have had good luck with getting polenta packaged in a roll, slicing it & frying it for fried mush.   I used to get it at a organic food market in Paoli, IN of all places,but I have seen it at Fresh Market here in Indy.
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    Re:Mom's scrapple 2012/08/26 10:33:05 (permalink)
    My mother always used Habbersett scrapple, but when I was a kid in the 40's and 50's scrapple wasn't for breakfast.  It was dinner.  Same with waffles.  My mother made great from scratch waffles with her waffle iron but they were always for dinner, covered with creamed chicken of creamed dried beef.
     
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    Re:Mom's scrapple 2012/08/26 11:38:52 (permalink)
    Polenta in bacon fat sounds like a great Plan B!!

    My Mother thinks scrapple is iced tea.
    post edited by CCinNJ - 2012/08/26 11:40:40
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    Re:Mom's scrapple 2012/08/26 12:48:32 (permalink)
    I like my scrapple smeared with apple butter 
    post edited by ChrisOC - 2012/08/26 12:55:24
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