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Dec 5, 2006 06:54 PM

What is scrapple?

The room service staff at the hotel where I'm staying (and eating a lot of room service) couldn't define it for me. I'm staying in Delaware, if that makes a difference.

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  1. Someone may have a more accurate description, but the original is made of pork parts that you probably don't want to know about it and it's grey, yes grey. Generally it's dusted lightly in flour then fried for about 6 minutes on each side. I won't touch the stuff, but the husband likes it and yes - it's a regional thing in the PA, DE, MD, VA area.

    Although there isn't a descpription of the product

    1. Although I wouldn't automatically trust Wikipedia, their description in this article is consistent with what I know scrapple to be and also with the external links used as reference:

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      1. re: Nom De Plume

        Haha...we all must have posted at the same time. Great minds think alike.

      2. Oh lord, I just dipped into Wikipedia for this... primarily hog offal: a savory mush made of corn meal, flour and pork scraps formed into a loaf and cooked.

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        1. re: ballulah

          <<<a savory mush made of corn meal, flour and pork scraps>>>

          You can't even spell it without all the C-R-A-P in it.

          Just as an aside, has anyone ever heard of scrapple being called "C-Loaf"???...saw the grey ghostly brick once at a local A&P.

          1. re: eLizard

            Health food, not really but it is healthy and tasty as all get out. You can't be squeemish about its origins if you don't balk at sausage. I find it delish but rarely available to me except when I travel through PA on my to visit my sister in MD and then I indulge (served as a breakfast meat).

          2. Grind up a pig, put it in a can, Scrapple.
            Grind up a pig, put it in a can, Scrapple.
            Yes I am a scrapple man.
            Think I'll have another can.
            Grind up a pig, put it in a can. Scrapple.