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Scrapple anyone?

Nevermind what possibly could have caused my random urge to obsess suddently to find this maryland / delaware / pennsylvania treat from my childhood last night, but could someone point me to a scrapple vendor in austin, I'd die if Rapa brand is sold here but would gladly eat lesser versions? I need a scrapple / egg / white toast sandwich.

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  1. I'm fairly certain I've seen it in frozen foods in Central Market North.

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    Central Market
    4001 N Lamar Blvd Ste 100, Austin, TX 78756

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    1. re: shan

      I haven't seen Jones brand scrapple there for quite a while. but I used to buy it there all the time. If somebody can verify that one of the CM's has it right now, I'd love to hear about it too. I grew up Pennsylvania Dutch.

      I once made a really good one at home but every attempt since then has failed.

      And please, no syrup on it <gag>.

      -sw

      1. re: sqwertz

        Was just at Central Market South, so I took a look for you. They do have Jones scrapple in the freezer case section. It was at the top of a case somewhere close to center of the long freezer aisle.

        Scrapple is something I've yet to try despite having all of my maternal relatives living in Penn Dutch country.

        1. re: verily

          i've seen the jones brand off and on at a few HEBs, too.
          the lake creek and 183, for instance.

          good luck in your tasty search!

    2. Even better than Rapa, Is Habbersetts of Delaware County ! You can order case lots for delivery by going to Habbersetts.com. I've been ordering it since '96 when I left Philly.. There's no substitute when you're craving scrapple!

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      1. re: Philly369

        They don't ship until October. Hrmpf. Just for that you're going to have to give each of us a pound out of your stash.

        -sw

        1. re: sqwertz

          Whew! That would decimate the stash! And you must not be a true Amish Afficianado - Scrapple without maple syrup? Blasphemy... I'll be happy to loan you a couple lbs till your October shipment comes in though....

      2. Folks, thanks for the replies, my mouth is watering while my independence boston butt smokes.

        I've not had any but Rapa that I could name, but I'm intrigued by the Habersett's recs and making it myself, why not? Thanks also for the word on Jones. Is it good?

        Sqwertz, where do you actually get all that "scrap" and more importantly, which of those lovely livery bits do you actually ground in and mix with the cornmeal. God bless the peasants!

        Thanks also for the Habersetts rec Philly. What makes it better than Rapa? Maybe it's just your syrup? :--)

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        1. re: slowcoooked

          From the RAPA brand website, well said.

          "Some folks are turned off by thinking about what goes into scrapple, and consider it nasty food. But nothing could be further from the truth. It’s a tasty meat dish that makes for change of taste in your breakfast meals. The official ingredient list on the package of Rapa Scrapple lists: Pork Stock, Pork Livers, Pork Fat, Pork Snouts, Corn Meal, Pork Hearts, Wheat Flour, Salt and Spices. It is not a low fat food though and like sausages needs to be eaten in moderation. According to the Nutrition Facts, each serving of scrapple contains 8g or 12% daily value of fat. That’s not lean, but is only a fraction of the fat found in fat dogs (hot dogs) which many labels state the daily value of fat at 38% [and don't even look at the label on a package of bacon if you're concerned about the fat in scrapple]."

          1. re: slowcoooked

            Scrapple doesn't need to to be made with offal and fat and can be quite reasonable in a diet. The taste comes from generous sage, white pepper, and salt.

          2. re: slowcoooked

            not sure how jones tastes; i think it's probably mass-market type stuff.
            the jones brand sausages are what i saw on the east coast whereas here it's more jimmy dean.

            1. re: slowcoooked

              I've always thought that the two differences between Rapa and Habbersett's is that Habbersett's has a more satisfying blend of spices, or perhaps it's the fact that growing up in West Philly, we always considered that the more local product.....

              1. re: slowcoooked

                I use pork neck bones. Some HEB's have starting carrying these in quantities, so it may be worth another try. You need a good jelled pork stock, so that is what the bones are for. And they come with enough meat for the rest of the scrapple. Just don't simmer the meat as long as the bones. Take the meat off as soon as it's easy to remove then simmer the bones until they're quite dead. And rinse it all very well before you do anything because of bone shards..

              2. This is a remarkable coinicidence but my scrapple craving mentioned a week ago after 6 years living here was indulged today by total random chance today for brunch in Austin. Divine intervention?

                Enoteca Vespaio serves up some delicious HOUSE MADE SCRAPPLE for sunday brunch. I've never had home-made (e.g. Sqwertz, kudos). Better ask for Vermont Maple on the side or they'll slather it on. Biscuit was a touch heavy but not bad. Scrapple is spot on for texture, 4 stars for flavor (would be five if they added more pepper), and next time I'll ask them to crisp it up a bit more. 5 stars just for being available. The house apparently breaks down one hog a week for their various loafs, sausages, what not and they decided to make scrapple from the scraps. Some one on staff must be an east coaster. so great !! c'mon austinites, try it. Not on the reg menu but the waiter said it's almost always on the sunday brunch daily.

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                Enoteca
                1610 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

                 
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                1. re: slowcoooked

                  what a find! and i never would have guessed they would serve it, either.

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