National Scrapple Day
Scrapple, an unusual comfort food, has been around since the middle of the ages. The Pennsylvania Dutch brought Scrapple over from Germany, and they were able to preserve this tradition as the times changed. Because of the ingredients it is made from, this meaty dish is known for being unusual. You might be curious to know more about scrapple’s history and how to make it yourself.
Scrapple is a dish that’s made from the scraps of meat and bones of animals like chickens, pigs, and cows. The entrails and other internal organs are then boiled and minced, and mixed with wheat flour, cornbread, and spices. The scrapple is then sliced and pan-fried. Scrapple was first introduced to the world by the Germans in medieval Europe. It then spread to the United States via the Pennsylvania Dutch who called it panhaus. This translated into “pan rabbit”. Scrapple is a mid-Atlantic regional food that was served as an ethnic dish of the Pennsylvania Dutch or Amish.
Although scrapple is readily available in the mid-Atlantic, around 85% of those living there say they won‚Äôt eat it due to its ingredients. Even though scrapple is made from the carcasses of livestock, it can still be delicious for those who are adventurous. National Scrapple Day was created to encourage people to try new foods and to educate them about the history of scrapple. Although the recipe can be made with many ingredients, the traditional scrapple dish is made with leftover pigs. It’s also spiced with herbs such as thyme, black pepper, and rosemary. You can adjust it to any meat, filling, or spices that you like.
Here’s how to make scrapple: Take one pound of lean pork and boil it. Mix together three cups cornmeal, one chopped onions, one-and-a-half teaspoons salt, one tablespoon pepper, and one teaspoon ground sage. Once the meat is cooked, add three quarts water to make a smooth paste. Mix well and form a loaf. Let cool in the refrigerator for around an hour.
Once the bread has been molded, cut a piece of it and fry it on a pan with olive oil. You might find scrapple more delicious than it is reputed to be. Share this holiday with your favorite social media sites and use #scrappleday.