Yes, But Would You Eat It? “S” is for Scrapple

Welcome to the Blogging from A to Z Challenge! Each day in April (except Sundays) I’ll be posting about unusual and exotic foods.

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Shout out to my friend Steve from Philly, who tried to get me to eat scrapple a few years ago. I read the ingredients on the package, even though he implored me not to (“Just eat it!”).

Scrapple, also known by the Pennsylvania Dutch name of ‘panhaas,’ is basically pork scraps mixed with cornmeal and/or flour and spices. The mush is formed into a loaf, and slices from that loaf are fried in a pan. Traditionally, the scraps of meat that weren’t sold went into the scrapple, to avoid waste. It’s best known in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

Anyway, I did look at the ingredients on the package of scrapple. Here they are, from the Original Rapa Scrapple (since 1926):

  • Pork stock
  • Pork livers
  • Pork fat
  • Pork snouts
  • Corn meal
  • Pork hearts
  • Wheat flour
  • Salt
  • Spices

Now it’s your turn. Would you eat Scrapple?


14 thoughts on “Yes, But Would You Eat It? “S” is for Scrapple

  1. I’d probably try it if the host served it. I doubt I would ever serve it. I haven’t even heard of it until now. I am familiar with Spam. My parents gave it to us often when we were kids. They stopped buying it at some point, maybe when finances improved.

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  2. True confession time. I have eaten Scrapple more than once!! It’s worse than Spam. it’s like eating cooked grease. It needed lots of seasonings too. I wouldn’t recommend it for cardiac patients! lol

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