Tags: American
Scrapple is a savory mush in which cornmeal and flour, often buckwheat flour, are simmered with pork scraps and trimmings. Typically made of hog offal, such as the head, heart, liver, and other scraps, which are boiled with any bones attached (often the entire head), to make a broth. Once cooked, bones and fat are discarded, the meat is reserved, and (dry) cornmeal is boiled in the broth to make a mush. The meat, finely minced, is returned, and seasonings, typically sage, thyme, savory, and others are added. The mush is cast into loaves, and allowed to cool thoroughly until gelled.

A breakfast food, it is eaten plain or with apple butter, ketchup, pancake syrup, or even mustard and accompanied by eggs.

Best known as a regional food of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland.

Where to get Scrapple


2010 Jan 7
man that sounds good! :o)

2007 Nov 20
I saw Scrapple when I was in Reading PA last weekend. Our waitress at the diner said it was pretty popular. She also said people eat either with Maple Syrup or Ketchup. The ladies and I weren't brave enough to try it.

2007 Nov 20
I'm glad to see someone else is aware of it's existance :) I'm convinced it can only be found in the Philadelphia region. Let me know if you spot any!

2007 Nov 17
When we go fishing with our friend from Philly he almost always brings some scrapple for a breakfast fry-up. For something that is made of leftover biits ("everything but the squeal") and that is an unappetizing shade of grey to start, it is surprisingly good. I don't think I've seen it in Ottawa, but then I haven't really been looking... :)

2007 Sep 23
Scrapple Sandwich

2007 Sep 23