Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Dim Sum Sunday - Easter Supplement

Every Easter it's a tradition in the Kill Family to have our friends (who live down the street) over for Easter Breakfast and an Easter Egg Hunt. They're Jewish but like the Christian holidays. The kids are bigger now but they all still do the hunt and eat all the food I make. I made blueberry pancakes, eggs, bacon and SCRAPPLE! It was an Easter miracle.


For the uninitiated (Heff - I'm looking in your direction), scrapple is traditionally a mush of pork scraps and trimmings combined with cornmeal and flour, and spices. The mush is formed into a semi-solid congealed loaf, and slices of the scrapple are then panfried before serving ( i like ketchup on mine). Scraps of meat left over from butchering, not used or sold elsewhere, were made into scrapple to avoid waste. Scrapple is best known as a regional Amish food of the Mid-Atlantic States (Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland).

"Semi-solid congealed loaf". Now do you get it?


Heff said...

What the hell is Scrapple ?!?

Buzz Kill said...

I added a footnote to the post - just for you.

Aunty Belle said...

Well, now, Granny taught us'uns to be po-lite, but BuzzK, ya's strainin' mah trainin'! Scrapple??

Maybe next millennium.

Buzz Kill said...


Well, it's not chitlins or hog maw, but we call it breakfast here in the Northeast.

LaDivaCucina said...

I can eat just about anything if it's ground fine enough and packed with enough salt and fat! I think I can see the attraction to scrapple! But the name does not entice!

Sharon Rudd said...

Good on ya for the scrapple, Buzz! It's similar to goetta, which is big where I live.

Buzz Kill said...

Then think of it as scrabble. You cut it into "tiles", fry it up and arrange it on your plate to form a breakfast. It will be a new game sensation.

I had to look up goetta because I never heard of it. Another reagional delicacy from the Cincinnati area. They apprear to be very similar with goetta being oat based and scrapple being corn based. I imagine the scrapple is a little more gritty tasting than the goetta. I'll have to give it a try some time.

Heff said...

Thanks for clearing that up. I thought it was a board game involving wooden tiles, lol !

Big Shamu said...

Damn dude I missed this and I LOVE scrapple. With apple butter. It's an East Coast thing. Looks like you got it good and crispy too.

All Hail the SCRAPPLE.