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Where can I get someone to fry up some Scrapple?

orythedog Oct 19, 2007 12:08 PM

I am very interested in identifying a restaurant that will fry up some scrapple for breakfast. I am not interested in buying it and preparing it for myself. Some scrapple, eggs, toast and a tasty cake for dessert sounds great. I'm willing to drive anywhere from Ventura county to San Diego. Your suggestions please...

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  1. SauceSupreme RE: orythedog Oct 19, 2007 12:46 PM

    My favorite scrapple (and SOS) is at Doughboys. Wouldn't you know it, they have some great cake, too.

    Doughboys Bakery
    1156 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

    1. mrshankly RE: orythedog Oct 19, 2007 01:47 PM

      I second Doughboys on that. The portion is HUGE!!!

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        orythedog RE: mrshankly Oct 19, 2007 02:01 PM

        Ok, so I 'm ready to try it this weekend. My question though is, does it resemble the Scrapple one would be able to get in Pennsylvania which is pan fried? The Doughboys menu online mentioned pan fried grits mixed with braised pork. Wikkipedia actually has a good description http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrapple

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          Will Owen RE: orythedog Oct 19, 2007 09:20 PM

          That would be nice, but it ain't scrapple. Scrapple is a sort of combination headcheese, haggis, and cornmeal mush, all cooked together and then poured into a mold to set up. Scrapple is to the dish you describe as a soufflé is to scrambled eggs. Please understand I'm not dissing anyone here: I actually like scrambled eggs a lot more than I do soufflés...

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            Toph RE: Will Owen Oct 21, 2007 11:04 AM

            I have heard scrapple described as "all the parts of the pig that they won't put into sausage"..I grew up near Philadelphia, and have had my fair share of scapple - if I never eat it agian it will be too soon.

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              SauceSupreme RE: Toph Oct 21, 2007 12:24 PM

              The wonderful thing about Doughboys is they take classics on end, retaining the spirit, but using more high-end cuts. S**t-on-a-Shingle isn't supposed to use sliced steak and sourdough bread, and likewise Scrapple isn't supposed to use pulled pork. That way you can indulge without feeling too guilty.

          2. re: orythedog
            Tony Miller RE: orythedog Oct 25, 2007 01:31 AM

            The best breakfast I ever had in my life was in a Pennsylvania Dutch place near Lancaster: great fried eggs, scrapple, and crumb cake -- all perfect. I have never found anything remotely its equal elsewhere.

            As I, too, love scrapple, I made several pilgramages to Doughboys. It took three visits before they actually had it, and when I got it I was disappointed.
            Thick and mushy, odd meaty-but-not-spicy flavor, no crispy edges. Now I make it at home using "the Jones stuff at Ralphs", and it tastes sublime.

          3. re: mrshankly
            PlonkMan RE: mrshankly Oct 19, 2007 03:23 PM

            Is the scrapple still on the menu at Doughboys? I don't remember seeing it my last time there.

          4. Emme RE: orythedog Oct 21, 2007 07:45 PM

            and Paty's in Toluca Lake

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              Diana RE: Emme Oct 23, 2007 12:13 PM

              Emme, tell me more about Paty's!

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                Emme RE: Diana Oct 23, 2007 05:08 PM

                chedck these out...


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                  Diana RE: Emme Oct 24, 2007 06:15 AM

                  Ohh, see, they serve scraBBle- and egg dish. The op wanted ScraPPle-something WAY different.

                  But man, patys looks good! How are thier pancakes, buiscuits and gravy and such?

            2. orythedog RE: orythedog Oct 22, 2007 02:20 PM

              I looked both on the Doughboys menu and Paty's in Toluca Lake and although I am eager to try them both (because they look like solid breakfast places) my thoughts are:

              Paty's in Toluca Lake - Their dish is called scrabble and it's not the same thing; looks to be more like a scramble with items like spinach

              Doughboys - This version is probably as SauceSupreme describes; an update on a classic

              WillOwen seems to know. My question is can you recomend anywhere in LA?

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                Will Owen RE: orythedog Oct 23, 2007 11:32 AM

                May well be a fruitless quest. The only place outside Pennsylvania I've EVER seen scrapple offered in a restaurant was outside of Nashville at a Dutch Maid, a restaurant chain that finally died off in the '70s. Doughboys' version might very well be as close as you can get...just glad I don't mind cooking my own.

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                  katydid13 RE: Will Owen Oct 23, 2007 06:38 PM

                  Actually I've seen Scrapple on the menu at some NJ diners, like Olga's (in Cherry Hill) and others.

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                jaisgirl2006 RE: orythedog Oct 23, 2007 12:10 PM

                Corkscrew Cafe in Manhattan Beach is owned and operated by two brothers from Philly. They serve up scrapple! Also a great place at night for wine and dinner.

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                  Will Owen RE: jaisgirl2006 Oct 23, 2007 04:51 PM

                  Oh, please do tell us where the Corkscrew Cafe is! I don't get to Manhattan Beach very often, but I keep reading assertions on this board that it's a culinary Dead Zone, or close to it, and I'd like to find any exception to that I can.

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                    wilafur RE: Will Owen Oct 23, 2007 05:07 PM

                    i think this is it. but i don't see scrapple on the menu.


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                      Will Owen RE: wilafur Oct 23, 2007 06:05 PM

                      Lots of these downloadable menus, like the ones they give out by the door to take home, just have items they know are going to be pemanent, which in this case might not include scrapple, even though it's possible that they do offer it. I'm sorry to see the sit-down breakfast is on weekends only, since when I get down there it's usually a working day. Oh, well - there's always that Jones stuff at Ralphs...

                2. orythedog RE: orythedog Oct 24, 2007 10:22 AM

                  On your rec jaisgirl, I called Corkscrew cafe and spoke to one of the owners. While they currently do not have it on the menu, he told me that it would be easy to get from one of his east coast vendors. He says he plans to do that since he is looking to add more breakfast menu items. As soon as he does, he will post a notice on the website: http://www.corkscrewcafemb.com/. Next time I'm in the mood for a cheesesteak, I'm going there. Thanks for the heads up!

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                    Tony Miller RE: orythedog Oct 26, 2007 03:25 PM

                    This discussion woke up my scrapple appetite, so this morning we had fried scrapple, eggs OE, fresh strawberries on the side. Mmmmmmm!

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