Scrapple?

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Craig328
Hamburger
2003/05/16 22:11:39
Long ignored but a Pennsylvania mainstay miss my tender pork pieces. Any receipies?.. Stuck in Florida and needing help!
RubyRose
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Scrapple? 2003/05/16 23:01:08
I’ve never made this before but it’s from one of Edna Eby Heller’s books and she usually has the PA Dutch cooking down pat.

SCRAPPLE

3 lbs. spareribs
2 14-ounce cans beef broth (3 1/ 2 cups)
1 tsp. salt
1/ 8 tsp. black pepper
1 medium onion, peeled and chopped very fine
1 tsp. parsley flakes
2 bay leaves
2 cups water
2 1/ 2 cups corn meal
flour
shortening

Cook spareribs in beef broth in which salt, pepper, onion, parsley and bay leaves have been added. Simmer for 2 1/ 2 hours/ Remove meat and bones from broth and strain broth. Put broth in large pot. Cut meat from bone and gristle. Put meat through food chopper. Return to broth and bring to a boil.

Slowly add water to corn meal while stirring. Add some of the hot broth too. Pour corn meal mixture into boiling broth and cook until very thick (about 10 minutes). Pour into 2 loaf pans, 9X5X3 inches. Chill.

When cold, cut into 1/ 2 inch slices and coat with flour before frying. Fry in very little shortening until outside is very brown and crisp.

Oneiron339
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Scrapple? 2003/06/20 13:45:29
Ruby, you're too kind. The recipe you listed is ok but it's rather PC. The real scrapple I grew up with (my uncle was a butcher) was made with parts, is parts if you know what I mean. Scrapple was one step above chittlin's and one step after bologna. So your recipe is a classy version of real scrapple. After scrapple, they made a dish called pudding, which some call livermush. It was mixed w/ cornmeal and formed into blocks about the size of meatloaf. You can still get it at the farmers markets in PA Dutch country. Some eat it cold in sandwiches, my mom used to heat it until it became a thick saucy mixture and we had it over bread for supper. Next stop - Pig Stomach for supper. Scrapple and eggs for breakfast.
meowzart
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Scrapple? 2003/06/20 18:26:25
Hi Mr. Iron and Craig! Below is a recipe for scrapple from From Amish and Mennonite Kitchens by Phyllis Pellman Good and Rachel Thomas Pellman. My mom bought me this book so I wouldn't get too homesick for the food of my youth.

The recipe says this will make 3-4 lbs. of scrapple.

1 lb. pork pudding meat (I have no idea what goes into pork pudding meat. oneiron, can you expound?)
1 qt. pork broth
salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 cups corn meal
1/4 cup buckwheat flour

Stir pudding meat into 1 qt. seasoned, rapidly boiling pork broth.

When the mixture reaches the boiling point, slowly add the corn meal and buckwheat flour. Stir constantly until thickened.

Cover and let simmer for 15 minutes over low heat.

Pour into two loaf pans. Cool thoroughly; then refrigerate promptly.

When scrapple is set, cut in 3/8 to 1/2 inch slices and fry in hot, greased skillet. When slices are brown and crusty, turn and brown on other side.

Serve hot with catsup, syrup (my fave--meowzart), or apple butter.

Now how does that sound to ya???

Meowzart
meowzart
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Scrapple? 2003/06/20 18:37:00
Oh yeah...I forgot to put this in my previous post. Pig stomach: We called it hog maw and was our traditional Easter supper. It was stuffed with sausage and potatoes and slow-baked in the oven. I still remember my mom and grandma sewing up the hog maw like surgeons.

AND...

In Bridgeville, DE they have an annual Apple-Scrapple Festival (Bridgeville is the home of Rapa Scrapple). It is set for October 10-11 this year.

Meowzart
RubyRose
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Scrapple? 2003/06/20 19:16:28
quote:
Originally posted by oneiron339

Ruby, you're too kind. The recipe you listed is ok but it's rather PC.
Well, oneiron339, you’re exactly right. I have another recipe that starts “Boil together one cleaned hog’s head with heart and liver and whatever other pieces of pork you have. Cook several hours. Remove the meat from the bones and measure. What is left can be used for making meat pudding.” But most people don’t have access to the ingredients listed, let alone the “other pieces”, which was the genteel description for piggy prairie oysters. Now you Know what pork pudding meat is, meowzart. Interestingly, both of my non-PC grandmothers used to call spareribs “trash meat”, and when I was a little girl, it was one of the cheapest cuts of meat in the butcher shop.

Now, stuffed pig stomach is a different story. Fresh pig stomach is available in our area year round but I understand that it doesn’t turn out right if frozen is used. There is a restaurant called The Willows in East Texas PA (less than 10 minutes off I-78 but you could never find it unless you were lost) that makes a very good version. But the best is a late fall Lioness Club dinner for eat-in or carry-out with sides of pepper cabbage, applesauce and potato rolls. Last year, they served about 500 dinners.

As a side note, my daughter did her 7th grade science project on the effects of different types of soft drinks on pig stomach, which has the closest composition of all animals to the human stomach. With her showpiece of a whole one floating in a jar labeled “Look what The Dew can do to you”, she won first prize for her school and was supposed to go to the state finals but at the last minute, some PETA lady from an area in PA where they don't sell pig stomachs or eat them protested to the state science project committee and she was disqualified.


Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Scrapple? 2003/06/20 19:47:30
RubyRose, I am so sorry that the PETA lady messed over your daughter. People eating tasy animals (PETA) always make an A-- out of the selves and I am sure it upset you daughter.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
meowzart
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Scrapple? 2003/06/20 20:57:10
quote:

As a side note, my daughter did her 7th grade science project on the effects of different types of soft drinks on pig stomach, which has the closest composition of all animals to the human stomach. With her showpiece of a whole one floating in a jar labeled “Look what The Dew can do to you”, she won first prize for her school and was supposed to go to the state finals but at the last minute, some PETA lady from an area in PA where they don't sell pig stomachs or eat them protested to the state science project committee and she was disqualified.


Where in PA don't they sell pig stomachs??!???!???!???!! Not in any "recklar" part of PA, that is for sure!

NOW...I've got a real problem with this PETA lady. It's not like the pig was killed so your daughter could do her science project!! If that was the case, maybe I could see her point. But gee whiz...give me a break! That piggie was already somebody's dinner. So why NOT put the stomach to good use in the cause of science and a good grade?? Grrrr...
seafarer john
Filet Mignon
RE: Scrapple? 2003/06/20 21:12:25
Most of us are really lucky that we will never run across any PETA people in the BBQ joints we like to frequent - Let's drink a toast to that !
RubyRose
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Scrapple? 2003/06/22 23:19:56
quote:
Originally posted by seafarer john

Most of us are really lucky that we will never run across any PETA people in the BBQ joints we like to frequent - Let's drink a toast to that !


Based on the results of her experiment, I'll drink a toast with anything but Coke. I'll keep it in reserve for soaking my venison roasts in.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Scrapple? 2003/06/22 23:49:45
Your right on the target RubyRose, Coke and especially Dr Pepper make great basting bases for BBQ.
Oneiron339
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Scrapple? 2003/06/23 08:39:47
A guy with an alligator goes into a bar and asks, "Do you serve PETA members in here?" The bartender says, "Sure we do." "Well, then bring me two well done for my alligator." Old joke, but expresses the sentiment.
seafarer john
Filet Mignon
RE: Scrapple? 2003/06/23 10:41:32
We're having a local dispute over beavers being trapped to prevent flooding. Anyone have any good beaver recipes?
scbuzz
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Scrapple? 2003/06/23 11:16:31
mmmmmmmmmmm, I'd just roast'em on an open flame like I do Raccoon !! I hear they are awfully fatty though !!!

Which, come to think of it, might not be a bad thing !!!
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Scrapple? 2003/06/23 13:51:02
quote:
Originally posted by seafarer john

We're having a local dispute over beavers being trapped to prevent flooding. Anyone have any good beaver recipes?

Baked Beaver

1 beaver, skinned and all fat removed.
Salt and pepper to taste
Garlic powder to taste
Celery top from one rib
1 large onion,peeled
2 carrots, peeled
1/2 cup brandy
2 cups water

Season the meat with salt and pepper and garlic powder. Place the meat in a roasting pan with the celery tops, onion and carrots Bake covered at 350 degrees for one hour. Add the brandy and water, and bake for one hour and fifteen minutes longer, basting occasionally with the liquid from the bottom of the pan.

By the way, this works equally well with raccoon.
seafarer john
Filet Mignon
RE: Scrapple? 2003/06/23 22:51:52
Michael H: Thanks for the beaver recipe. Would you object if I submit it to our local weekly ? Just want to stir up the local PETA's a bit...
practans
Junior Burger
RE: Scrapple? 2003/07/06 12:41:09
quote:
Originally posted by oneiron339

Ruby, you're too kind. The recipe you listed is ok but it's rather PC.
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I just checked my package of Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Scrapple and the listed ingredients are: pork stock, pork, pork snouts, pork skins, corn meal, pork liver, whole wheat, salt, spices.

I'm pretty sure that the ingredients of Habbersett's Scrapple (The King of Scrapples in the Philly area) also includes pork hearts.

But forget the ingredients, Pennsylvania scrapple is great tasting stuff. (Sorry Rapa and Parks)
practans
Junior Burger
RE: Scrapple? 2003/07/06 12:54:51
I don't know how we got from scrapple to beaver, but...
One day many years ago my teenage daughter came to dinner with two female friends. She had asked me to make something unusual for them. After prowling the Reading Terminal Market in Philly looking for something unusual, I bought some beaver. I found a recipe for it somewhere and made dinner. The girls liked it and as they ate, they kept asking what they were eating, but I wouldn't tell them. When they finished they asked again and I said think of a popular family sitcom on TV. They talked among themselves and asked "Leave It To Beaver?" I smiled and their eyes got real big and they screamed "Beaver??" EEEEWWWWWW!
practans
Junior Burger
RE: Scrapple? 2003/08/05 11:52:16
Had some scrapple for breakfast this morning (Dietz & Watson). Boy, was it tasty!
a noid
Junior Burger
RE: Scrapple? 2003/09/21 11:10:11
My gram used to make both scrapple and pudding, and I love them both but the store versions are a pale imitation. We managed to make some good scrapple when my cook butchered, but I need a good recipe for pudding. Anyone?
Rick F.
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Scrapple? 2003/09/22 01:50:25
quote:
(you could never find it unless you were lost)
Isn't that a, if not the, definition of RoadFood?
retired & glad
Junior Burger
RE: Scrapple? 2003/09/22 06:02:41
Craig

Pork Scrapple [the only kind I know] is easy to make.

Simmer about 1/2 - 3/4 lb pork [we use neck bones] in 1 quart of water for about 1 hour, or until very tender. Cool. Remove fat from top of broth; discard fat, reserving broth. Remove meat from bones & chop medium fine. Combine 2 1/2 cups of reserved broth, chopped meat, 1/2 cup cornmeal, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, & 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a medium cook pot and cook over direct heat, stirring, until thickened. Transfer to a double boiler, cover and cook for about 1 hour. Then pour into a buttered loaf pan, chill & then slice about 1/2 inch thick. Brown both sides of slices quickly in a hot skillet with butter or bacon fat and serve hot. UUUM! Good! Unfried scrapple will keep in refrigerator for about one week.

Enjoy!
David
marvel
Junior Burger
RE: Scrapple? 2003/09/29 18:39:49
Here is my scrapple recipe for Arkansas Sausage Scrapple. It is simple and doesn't require killing the pet pig.

1 pound sausage meat
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons rubbed sage or poultry seasoning
2 1/2 cups chicken or beef stock or water
1 cup yellow corn meal
4-6 Tablespoons bacon drippings, butter or margarine

1. Stir-fry the sausage in a large heavy skillet (not iron) over moderate heat about 5 minutes, breaking up large clumps.
2. Place the corn meal in a bowl. Add a small amount of the stock liquid. Mix thoroughly. Add a little more stock. Mix thoroughly. The mix should be uniform and about the consistency of cake batter.
3. Blend in salt, pepper and sage or poultry seasoning, then add remaining stock and bring to a boil.
4. Gradually whisk in the corn meal, beating vigorously lest the corn meal lump.
5. Turn heat to lowest point, cover skillet and let cook very slowly 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
6. Pack the scrapple mixture into 2 (8 1/2 X 4 1/2 X 2 1/2") loaf pans. The lightweight foil loaf pans that you buy in sets in dime stores work well.
7. Lay a piece of foil on top of scrapple. Press down.
8. Chill several hours or overnight until firm then un-mold.
Yield: 12 servings
cunamara
Junior Burger
RE: Scrapple? 2003/11/23 12:00:48
marvel, In regard to your recipe for Arkansas Sausage Scrapple, does that freeze well? -Tom
i95
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Scrapple? 2003/11/23 13:34:05
I was amused by this whole thread even if it doesn't directly concern me as I have a strict personal policy against eating anything that rhymes with "crapple."

No ****.


Cakes
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Scrapple? 2003/11/23 15:07:34
I love playing scrabble but my wife always gets mad at me because I take too long. Oh, you said scrapple.

Never mind.
cunamara
Junior Burger
RE: Scrapple? 2003/11/23 15:08:27
quote:
Originally posted by i95

I was amused by this whole thread even if it doesn't directly concern me as I have a strict personal policy against eating anything that rhymes with "crapple."

No ****.





As in "apple?"
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Scrapple? 2003/11/23 15:22:00
quote:
Originally posted by i95

I was amused by this whole thread even if it doesn't directly concern me as I have a strict personal policy against eating anything that rhymes with "crapple."

No ****.



Is this a little more information than we need

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
Petunia62249
Junior Burger
RE: Scrapple? 2003/11/23 16:19:39
this was tooo cooool to read! scrapple as a kid was good because your ma said to eat it. Ma did a lot of that
"eat it, it's all we got" so ya did! BUT...
Now as adult, we have choice!!!!!
No scrapple for me!
i95
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Scrapple? 2003/11/23 18:54:44
quote:
Originally posted by cunamara

quote:
Originally posted by i95

I was amused by this whole thread even if it doesn't directly concern me as I have a strict personal policy against eating anything that rhymes with "crapple."

No ****.





As in "apple?"




...and Snapple.
GordonW
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Scrapple? 2004/01/13 17:00:12
RubyRose has it right. I found a recipe for scrapple ("pawnhaus" in German; PA Dutch is a corruption of "Deutch?")

Anyway, the recipe starts with" "Take one pig's head, split. . . ."
tiki
Filet Mignon
RE: Scrapple? 2004/01/15 05:42:43
Finally had the pleasure of scrapple for breakfast durong my holiday trip east---Haags Hotel and Restaraunt in Shartlesville Pa---loved it!You folks that get squeamish about pigs heads---you still eat hot dogsor for that matter--has it occured to you that a ham is a pigs butt cheeks!!
katmaan
Junior Burger
RE: Scrapple? 2004/03/06 20:16:07
My mother was Pa Dutch and grew up in a family with thirteen siblings in Central PA. When I was young she used to tell me stories of butcherings and the making of scrapple, and "puddin meat". This thread sure brings back a lot of memories.
I used to love scrapple that was fried in butter and served with maple syrup. Yum!
Haven't had any for years but I'm going to change that this week.
Thanks to all of you for the reminder of a fond memory from my childhood in Central PA.
Oh yea, what about that Shoefly Pie??? Yum, Yum!!!
Sure can't find that in OHIo or at least I haven't.
Any ideas???
6star
Filet Mignon
RE: Scrapple? 2004/03/06 21:18:38
quote:
Originally posted by KATMAAN

Oh yea, what about that Shoefly Pie??? Yum, Yum!!!
Sure can't find that in OHIo or at least I haven't.
Any ideas???


If all else fails, you can always have one shipped to you from one of these Pennsylvania websites:
Dutch Haven = http://www.800padutch.com/dutchhaven.html
Bird-in-Hand = https://store.bird-in-hand.com/home.do
katmaan
Junior Burger
RE: Scrapple? 2004/03/07 14:02:25
At 15 dollars per pie, I'll just make my own but thanks for the idea.

Katmaan
Copperman
Junior Burger
RE: Scrapple? 2004/05/26 12:20:13

Has anyone used any of the recipies listed here. My 96 year young mom is visiting CA from PA and we are thinking of giving one a try.

A local place (Betty's oceanview cafe) has great fresh made scrapple, but they look weird at me when I ask for Maple syrup. Served with grilled fresh tomatoes. And is spicey hot.
Copperman
Junior Burger
RE: Scrapple? 2004/05/26 12:29:57
Actually the correct name is: Bette's Oceanview Diner


http://www.worldpantry.com/bettes/home.html




Another favorite is the Philadelphia scrapple made from cornmeal cooked up with pork butt and fresh ham hocks. The sage-scented loaf is sliced and fried, served with grilled green tomatoes, poached eggs and toast
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Scrapple? 2004/05/26 12:30:30
quote:
Originally posted by seafarer john

Michael H: Thanks for the beaver recipe. Would you object if I submit it to our local weekly ? Just want to stir up the local PETA's a bit...


Wow! Somehow I missed your request. I'm sorry. Feel free to submit the recipe. I'm for anything that'll shake up those PETA people.
RubyRose
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Scrapple? 2004/05/26 12:42:51
Michael! You've turned purple. Congratulations, Mr. Double Chili Cheeseburger.
santacruz
Cheeseburger
RE: Scrapple? 2004/07/28 12:10:15
During preparation for a good Thanksgiving Turkey stuffing I use about 12oz. of Pa. Scrapple to my bread,herbs and eggs. It is delicious when the turkey juices mix with the scrapple in the stuffing.

Also like it fried in butter with maple syrup for breakfast.
tiki
Filet Mignon
RE: Scrapple? 2004/07/28 12:33:00
quote:
Originally posted by axvawe

During preparation for a good Thanksgiving Turkey stuffing I use about 12oz. of Pa. Scrapple to my bread,herbs and eggs. It is delicious when the turkey juices mix with the scrapple in the stuffing.


i think i love this idea!---now ---to find scrapple here in Oklahoma---may have to make some myself---
santacruz
Cheeseburger
RE: Scrapple? 2004/07/28 12:51:46
Tiki,
I used to be able to get Pa. scrapple frozen at most Grocery stores in Lawrence Kansas.

In your post on how you like your eggs you mentioned N. Suan Juan Ca.
The Red and White egg and steak combo. There is an article about the store up there this week in the Grass Valley Union. I think it is now called Mothertruckers. Is that the same one you used to go to?
tiki
Filet Mignon
RE: Scrapple? 2004/07/28 15:40:35
Actually Mothertruckers was an abandoned building at "4 Corners"--a crossroads out side of No San Juan ---i had a lease on five acres catty corner from it.----the place i went to then was called Petersons Corner and it was back on Hy 49 just south of "downtown No San Juan."---there was aslo a great little Japanese american cafe right in town--now gone sadly---fun by a the Japanese "war bride" of a Marine named Bill---great lady---introduced me to yaki soba---among other japanese culinary drlights----i've been to MMothertruckers---remember when the original bunch of "hippies" that put it together first started----long ago--ment we locals didnt have to drive to the Bay area to get brown rice and yoghurt!Its a great place to stop in for a snacks on a trip up to Malakof Diggings or into the hills.

BTW---where are you living that you get the Grass valley paper? I live in Chico for 20 yrs before we moved aout here--loved Grass Valleys local radio station---terrific stuff---they had one news crew guyb tyhat play a killer ukelele and would come up to chico to the Senior Center in the Park District that i worked for---he led a group called the Vokelelees--a dozen seniors that sang and played ukes every week---nice guy!
santacruz
Cheeseburger
RE: Scrapple? 2004/07/28 16:01:11
Tiki,
I like the Willows steakhouse on the way to N. San Juan.

My wife was on KVMR for years she lived in Nevada City. The Grassvalley Union is on the web http://www.theunion.com/apps/pbcs.dll/frontpage

We live in the bay area, but lived out in Kansas for sometime.
tiki
Filet Mignon
RE: Scrapple? 2004/07/28 18:32:24
i got a feeling that the old Petersons Corner is now the Willows---its was the ONLY thing on the road before N San Juan---on the left just after the turn to Four Corners,Malakoff Diggings etc---once lived in a house just before it set back in the trees but it burned down---i gather that there are homes in there.
santacruz
Cheeseburger
RE: Scrapple? 2004/07/30 11:21:08
Tiki,
My wife remembers the Japanese place, she said the the food was very good, and the woman who cooked it was very gracious, but the husband was a tyrant. I like to go through there on my way to Downeyville.
tiki
Filet Mignon
RE: Scrapple? 2004/07/30 14:37:28
quote:
Originally posted by axvawe

Tiki,
My wife remembers the Japanese place, she said the the food was very good, and the woman who cooked it was very gracious, but the husband was a tyrant. I like to go through there on my way to Downeyville.


your wife is right---Bill was a tyrant and Toki--his wife and the resteraunt namesake--was extremely gracious,genuinly freindly and a great cook to boot!
tiki
Filet Mignon
RE: Scrapple? 2004/07/30 14:38:53
quote:
Originally posted by tiki

quote:
Originally posted by axvawe

Tiki,
My wife remembers the Japanese place, she said the the food was very good, and the woman who cooked it was very gracious, but the husband was a tyrant. I like to go through there on my way to Downeyville.


your wife is right---Bill was a tyrant and Toki--his wife and the resteraunt namesake--was extremely gracious,genuinely freindly and a great cook to boot!
red106
Junior Burger
RE: Scrapple? 2004/08/04 12:43:31
Originally from Spring Mount PA, raised on Habbersetts scrapple (and lebanon bologna), my family was transplanted to sunny CA. My daughter married a Delgado and now her family is being raised on the scrapple and egg burrito. Always have to take an extra suitcase when we go home to carry the frozen scrapple.
ocdreamr
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Scrapple? 2004/08/04 12:52:10
Red106,
Instead of schlepping that scrapple across the country you can order from RAPA Scrapple http://www.rapascrapple.com/mailorder.html
They are very good about shipment & their prices are fair. They don't take credit cards but they accept checks or money orders (they are a small company) Come Fall Bridgeville is home to the apple/scrapple festival.
red106
Junior Burger
RE: Scrapple? 2004/08/06 22:22:16
Thanks for the info, I'll order some from them real soon. Is it true they make scrapple for Habbersett? Daughter's birthday is coming up soon, what a surprise that will be delivered to her door.
ocdreamr
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Scrapple? 2004/08/07 01:18:21
I'm only familiar with them under the Rapa brand here in Baltimore. I started using the mail order when a batch I took to my sister's in Texas went bad!!
Heartburn
Cheeseburger
RE: Scrapple? 2004/08/07 06:16:40
Originally posted by Craig328

Long ignored but a Pennsylvania mainstay miss my tender pork pieces. Any receipies?.. Stuck in Florida and needing help!
[/quote

iN Ocala Florida we get our scrapple at Publix markets.
Look in the frozen food section.
They carry two Pa. brands]
markeble
Junior Burger
RE: Scrapple? 2004/09/10 11:57:45
We eat lots of scrapple and related items like sagey souse here in Indiana. Miscellaneous pig parts.

PETA = People Eating Tasty Animals!
chef joe
Hamburger
RE: Scrapple? 2004/09/10 21:53:24
Great Topic,
You guys are on top. I was raised in South Philly - lived in Florida for the past 25 years, been a Chef for 35 years, worked in center city Philly, Society Hill, Jersey, So. Philly, etc. I have a couple of Scrapple stories for you, hope I am not too long winded with this ( we are waiting for Hurrricane Ivan to hit us!!!!, we are all crazy) When I was a kid in the fifties we had a man delivered us food items from UPSTATE ( as we called it back then) he was known as "JOE EGGS", he was from the Pennsylvania Dutch Country, he came on Fridays, each and every week, back in those days no one never knocked on your door, they opened it and announced themselves "JOE EGGS" and walked in - IT WAS A WONDERFUL TIME! He had a pad and a pen and would ask my grandmother what she wanted and how much. Eggs, Bacon, Ham, Scrapple, etc. Then he'd bring in the eggs and large peices of ham, bacon and scrapple and she'd measure with her fingers how big she wanted the peice and he'd slice it. It was the BEST, us kid's would fight over who would put the scrapple away because spread across the top of it was a layer of cold fat and underneath it was a baloon with the the word ROBERT'S SCRAPPLE on it, so when you blew it up it spread out. GREAT DAYS AND GREAT PEOPLE! Years later a lot of us are getting back from the NAM' and we're down the Oregon Diner at 3rd & Oregon and my cousin Mickey (What a Character) is eating scrapple and eggs, it's 4 in the morning . we're out all night - partying! Anyway he's chewing and chewing and he jumps up (he's nuts anyway) yelling and screaming there's something WRONG and he pulls something out of his mouth and it's the top of a pig's ear _WOW! Well, we laughed and carried on until they threw us out - bodily. Looking back, it was so funny and also a great time and a great memorie and a great story that's been told a zillion times in the family - but we still eat and love our scrapple - EVEN MICKEY! Take Care You Guys and think of us, we are about to get whacked with our third BAD HURRICANE in three weeks. CHEF JOE!
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Scrapple? 2004/09/10 23:07:44
Hang in there Joe, We're hoping you dodge it this time.

Scrapple for me is a Winter food. That and Fried Mush make great sides for some Fried Eggs and Country Ham.. Put some Grits in a bowl there also and you have a real heavy duty Breakfast.
Both the Scrapple and the Mush need to be fried so the edges are crispy brown.
We used to get slices of both Scrapple and Mush at the Columbus (NJ) Flea Market, at an Amish foodstand. Great walk-around food on a Winter day.
Rayme
Cheeseburger
RE: Scrapple? 2004/09/12 13:05:41
quote:
Originally posted by RubyRose

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<div style="border: 1px #999999 solid; background-color: #DCDCDC; padding: 4px;">Originally posted by oneiron339

Ruby, you're too kind. The recipe you listed is ok but it's rather PC.
Well, oneiron339, you’re exactly right. I have another recipe that starts “Boil together one cleaned hog’s head with heart and liver and whatever other pieces of pork you have. Cook several hours. Remove the meat from the bones and measure. What is left can be used for making meat pudding.” But most people don’t have access to the ingredients listed, let alone the “other pieces”, which was the genteel description for piggy prairie oysters. Now you Know what pork pudding meat is, meowzart. Interestingly, both of my non-PC grandmothers used to call spareribs “trash meat”, and when I was a little girl, it was one of the cheapest cuts of meat in the butcher shop.

Now, stuffed pig stomach is a different story. Fresh pig stomach is available in our area year round but I understand that it doesn’t turn out right if frozen is used. There is a restaurant called The Willows in East Texas PA (less than 10 minutes off I-78 but you could never find it unless you were lost) that makes a very good version. But the best is a late fall Lioness Club dinner for eat-in or carry-out with sides of pepper cabbage, applesauce and potato rolls. Last year, they served about 500 dinners.

As a side note, my daughter did her 7th grade science project on the effects of different types of soft drinks on pig stomach, which has the closest composition of all animals to the human stomach. With her showpiece of a whole one floating in a jar labeled “Look what The Dew can do to you”, she won first prize for her school and was supposed to go to the state finals but at the last minute, some PETA lady from an area in PA where they don't sell pig stomachs or eat them protested to the state science project committee and she was disqualified.



Yes I always thought scrapple was made from whatever you had left over like the pig's face. I remember being in a diner in Scranton once and my friend who had never had scrapple before innocently asked the waitress if it had potatoes in it - 'No honey, it doesn't.'
What are piggy prairie oysters like? I've always found the beef version somewhat chewy but maybe they were overcooked.
Rayme
Cheeseburger
RE: Scrapple? 2004/09/12 13:07:57
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Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<div style="border: 1px #999999 solid; background-color: #DCDCDC; padding: 4px;">Originally posted by seafarer john

We're having a local dispute over beavers being trapped to prevent flooding. Anyone have any good beaver recipes?

Baked Beaver

1 beaver, skinned and all fat removed.
Salt and pepper to taste
Garlic powder to taste
Celery top from one rib
1 large onion,peeled
2 carrots, peeled
1/2 cup brandy
2 cups water

Season the meat with salt and pepper and garlic powder. Place the meat in a roasting pan with the celery tops, onion and carrots Bake covered at 350 degrees for one hour. Add the brandy and water, and bake for one hour and fifteen minutes longer, basting occasionally with the liquid from the bottom of the pan.

By the way, this works equally well with raccoon.

I found half an armadillo in a Chinese market nearby; must taste like chicken.
Heartburn
Cheeseburger
RE: Scrapple? 2004/09/12 14:44:59
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Originally posted by Craig328

Long ignored but a Pennsylvania mainstay miss my tender pork pieces. Any receipies?.. Stuck in Florida and needing help!


I live in Ocala Fl. and get Pa. scrapple in the frozen food section
at Publix super markets.
They carry two brands.
Cole-Lamasney
Junior Burger
RE: Scrapple? 2004/09/12 20:14:16
So is scrapple supposed to be sweet (with syrup) or savory (salt)? I think the same debate goes for matzo brei, with different folks taking different approaches to same. Inquiring minds want to know.

Lori
(who plunks for savory in both cases)
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