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Where can I find scrapple in NYC?

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We're not that far away from PA. It seems like it ought to be easy to find, here!

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  1. Hi cimui,

    Telepan's brunch has a dish called coddled eggs with scrapple and collard and it was delicious the time I tried! However, I am sure it isn't really the true version of scrapple (which I have not tried before). It is still worth a try!

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    1. re: kobetobiko

      ah, i know i can always trust you to have the answer to life's most difficult dining dilemmas. :) thank you.

      if anyone knows where to find it retail, as well....

      1. re: cimui

        I have this vague sense that I might have seen it at the USQ farmer's market last Saturday, but can't swear to it! I'll keep my eyes open for you though. My family is originally from SW PA and my dad loves the stuff, but I still remember the smell from my youth when my mother somehow procured some for him. So, when I see it, I'm immediately taken back!

        1. re: MMRuth

          thanks for your eyes, mmruth. i just recently discovered the joys of scrapple after getting horribly lost in PA. i stopped in a minuscule small-town gas station for directions and in the back of the station was a cafe / restaurant emitting the loveliest smell of what turned out to be frying scrapple. breakfast there was the highlight of my trip.

          i was just at usq market this morning and didn't see any--but there are many, many things that a short person walking through a crowd of tall people can miss.

          1. re: cimui

            Here's the sign to look for at Union Square Greenmarket, at the Oak Grove Plantation stand:

            http://www.flickr.com/photos/eatingin...

            1. re: DaveCook

              Oh good - I'm glad my recollection wasn't a mirage!

            2. re: cimui

              The scrapple at Oak Grove is kept in the big freezer on the side. I think you wouldn't notice unless you opened the freezer door because, iirc, the sign is on the inside of the freezer. The first scrapple I ever bought, however, was right in our 'hood at Western Beef.

              1. re: JungMann

                really!! western beef is the most ghetto fabulous supermarket, but sometimes it really does amaze me. (it also has high quality, inexpensive produce.) this is a perfect tip, jungmann -- thanks.

      2. Alias also used to serve it for brunch; not sure if they still do.

        For retail...
        http://www.arnolds-sausage.com/

        Not sure if any of the stores listed actually carry Arnold's brand scrapple, though.

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        1. re: kathryn

          well if worst comes to worst, i can order it online, it looks like. thanks, kathryn.
          i should learn how to make this stuff.

          1. re: cimui

            Cimui - here's a link to a recipe:

            http://www.globalgourmet.com/food/sle...

            Arnold's is Philadelphia Scrapple - I've had scrapple in Bucks County and folks there have told me the Philly version is slightly different from "theirs" as well as the Lancaster version. Next time at that gas station cafe be sure to try Pork Roll - another PA favorite!

            1. re: scoopG

              that recipe is disconcertingly similar to one i just used to make my dog's liver birthday cake -- but if it tastes half as good as the stuff i had in the PA gas station, i'm willing to try it. :) i am much obliged.

          2. re: kathryn

            I also thought of Alias. Technically what they serve at brunch is called Goetta. I didn't love it. The menu explains that it's some kind of Ohioan (Cincinattian maybe?) take on scrapple.

            1. re: D...DF

              Yup, Alias has it as well as Egg in Williamsburg.

          3. Do you want to order it in a restaurant or buy some to cook up at home?

            You can buy some at the Union Square Greenmarket, Wednesdays or Saturdays, from High Hope Hogs / Oak Grove Plantation (the double tent with green and white roofs) near the southwest corner of the park in the new configuration of the market.

            1. thanks, hounds. great tips, as always. let me know if there are any other sightings -- esp. retail sightings -- please!

              1. I buy scrapple at the farmers' market at Union Square. There's a stall there that has freezers with pork products along side their vegetables.