Oh, how I miss the Scrapple in Baltimore. Can anyone tell me the best brands to order? I had info on one of the oldest companies but lost it. which company makes the most authentic?
I'm not sure about the most authentic, but I grew up in Philly eating Habersett scrapple. That spelling may be off but that was the basic name. It was delicious.
Rapa Scrapple. I have always liked this and made in DE or MD not sure in Bridgeville I beleive.
Rappa is good. Of course a local butchering is the place to go - cheap and always the possibly of pork perfection - with the risk of failure as well - a risk I will take. In terms of butcherings - check your local paper, High School 4H, local fire companies - at least that is how things go up here in Frederick County. I would assume a butcher shop would know where to find the good stuff if community butcherings are out.
Jones and Parks also manufacture scrapple, but Rapa seems to have a lock on the DC/MD/VA scrapple market. They carry several different varieties (Original, Beef, Bacon, Hot & Spicy). Habersett commands the Philly market. I recall having some scrapple in a New Jersey diner which was pink and creamy unlike the usual scrapple grey and gritty, but I can't recall the brand. Might have been the same as Taylor Pork Roll. There used to be a Pennsylvania dutch stand in the Annapolis farmer's market that sold some really nice homemade scrapple and liver mush, but it's been years since I've been there.