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2018-03-08 06:18:39 PM  
I'm not befuddled. It's the grossest sickest food I've encountered, and I'm always willing to try something new which was how I came across this monstrosity in Breezewood or somewhere else on the Pennsyltucky Thruway. Now that I'm through with the PTSD, I'll try to RTFA.
 
2018-03-08 06:31:56 PM  
I feel sorry for people who don't like scrapple. But only for a moment, because it means there's more for me.

Even more bewildering are people who don't like country ham or sausage gravy. It's like there's something broken in them, and they don't even know.
 
2018-03-08 06:45:19 PM  
Scrapple is delicious - if you can put our of your mind that you are eating lips, assholes, ears feet and elbows.
Scrapple is the "Scap Pile" of meat.
 
2018-03-08 06:48:17 PM  

Kevin72: I'm not befuddled. It's the grossest sickest food I've encountered, and I'm always willing to try something new which was how I came across this monstrosity in Breezewood or somewhere else on the Pennsyltucky Thruway. Now that I'm through with the PTSD, I'll try to RTFA.


Nonsense. You would tear that isht up if it were called an "Artisan Pork & Polenta Compote" and served "farm to table" by a bohemian server with a nose ring and  snooty addytood in Portland.
 
2018-03-08 07:01:13 PM  

sirrerun: Kevin72: I'm not befuddled. It's the grossest sickest food I've encountered, and I'm always willing to try something new which was how I came across this monstrosity in Breezewood or somewhere else on the Pennsyltucky Thruway. Now that I'm through with the PTSD, I'll try to RTFA.

Nonsense. You would tear that isht up if it were called an "Artisan Pork & Polenta Compote" and served "farm to table" by a bohemian server with a nose ring and  snooty addytood in Portland.


That sounds even sicker than scrapple.
 
2018-03-08 07:09:29 PM  
May or may not contain animal separated parts of:

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2018-03-08 07:58:28 PM  
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2018-03-08 08:25:34 PM  
I've used a lot of adjectives to describe scrapple, and delicious was never one of them.
 
2018-03-08 08:27:59 PM  
It physically looks like pemmican.

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2018-03-08 08:34:54 PM  

Pocket Ninja: I feel sorry for people who don't like scrapple. But only for a moment, because it means there's more for me.

Even more bewildering are people who don't like country ham or sausage gravy. It's like there's something broken in them, and they don't even know.


My mom liked scrapple. I assume it was something they had or made back on the farm when she was young.

I always assumed it was basically sausage + cornmeal, but I didn't ever want to spoil the assumption that it wasn't terrible by actually trying it.
 
2018-03-08 08:37:20 PM  
I grew up in North Carolina, so it's livermush for me.

Similar, but different.
Kind of alike, but not exactly the same.
 
2018-03-08 08:38:37 PM  
"Nutraloaf is a food served in prisons in the United States and Canada to inmates who have misbehaved; for example, assaulting prison guards or fellow prisoners." - Wikipedia

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2018-03-08 08:43:35 PM  
Only people from Pennsylvania like that shiat. And that's what it is, complete, utter shiat; looks like it too.
 
2018-03-08 08:44:31 PM  

vernonFL: Scrapple is delicious - if you can put our of your mind that you are eating lips, assholes, ears feet and elbows.
Scrapple is the "Scap Pile" of meat.


This. Scrapple's great, provided that you're a) none too picky and b) hungry. Scrapple isn't for someone who worries about getting just the right shade of crust on their artisanal toast. Scrapple's for someone who worries about trying to feed a family of five on Jimmy Dean when they slash the weight from 16 oz. to 12 oz. but keep the price the same.
 
2018-03-08 08:44:59 PM  

divx88: Only people from Pennsylvania like that shiat. And that's what it is, complete, utter shiat; looks like it too.


I'm from a bunch of places, and I like that shiat.
 
2018-03-08 08:45:05 PM  
But when did they start cutting it into squares and printing letters on them, to spell words as a game?
 
2018-03-08 08:48:11 PM  
Pennsylavnia?

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2018-03-08 08:55:19 PM  

FormlessOne: vernonFL: Scrapple is delicious - if you can put our of your mind that you are eating lips, assholes, ears feet and elbows.
Scrapple is the "Scap Pile" of meat.

This. Scrapple's great, provided that you're a) none too picky and b) hungry. Scrapple isn't for someone who worries about getting just the right shade of crust on their artisanal toast. Scrapple's for someone who worries about trying to feed a family of five on Jimmy Dean when they slash the weight from 16 oz. to 12 oz. but keep the price the same.


but they still make the maple and sage in the 16oz roll! He just wanted to eat, goddamnit!
 
2018-03-08 09:01:39 PM  

SBinRR: I grew up in North Carolina, so it's livermush for me.

Similar, but different.
Kind of alike, but not exactly the same.


Hog brains and eggs per my mom in Florida. Does scrapple even have a definitive description, or is it something that varies depending on where you get it?
 
2018-03-08 09:04:29 PM  

divx88: Only people from Pennsylvania like that shiat. And that's what it is, complete, utter shiat; looks like it too.


Hey, don't paint us all with the same brush.  Some of us who grew up in PA hated scrapple.

Some of my neighbors also liked blood sausage, which in the central PA version looks like the end result of a particularly violent homicide.  I'd link a picture of it, but I don't want to be banninated.
 
2018-03-08 09:05:11 PM  
My mother's aunt had a farm in Pennsylvania near Amish country, and used tonmake scrapple from scratch. No lips, no buttholes, no ears-just the trimmings left over from butchering and carving. Some went into sausage, some went to scrapple. We kids liked taking turns cranking things, like meat grinder, and the coffee grinder, and the table top mill for cornmeal, and the ice cream maker, so it was fun to help make it one day and have it for breakfast the next.

The store bought stuff us nothing like it. Different texture, consistency, spices. But it's not terrible with some biscuits or cornmeal pancakes.
 
2018-03-08 09:12:10 PM  
That is okay subby. I grew up real damn poor and we ate all kinds of stuff ( raised by german and irish/english people who lived through the depression and ww2 ) and frankly, even though I am still poor- I will pass. Hey- more for you !
 
2018-03-08 09:12:53 PM  
I eat spam, vienna sausages, barbacoa, and lengua. You're not going to scare me.
 
2018-03-08 09:18:29 PM  

The Third Man: divx88: Only people from Pennsylvania like that shiat. And that's what it is, complete, utter shiat; looks like it too.

Hey, don't paint us all with the same brush.  Some of us who grew up in PA hated scrapple.

Some of my neighbors also liked blood sausage, which in the central PA version looks like the end result of a particularly violent homicide.  I'd link a picture of it, but I don't want to be banninated.


No, you love that shiat, bleed green/blue, climb poles and burn your cities when anything exciting happens. Don't deny who you are.
 
2018-03-08 09:19:41 PM  
Pfft, late comers

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2018-03-08 09:19:45 PM  
Scrapple is perhaps best described as a form of pork sausage filled out with corn meal. It does not taste any weirder than that description would lead you to think it would.

Scrapple's texture is, perhaps, somewhat disappointing to the uninitiated -- especially if it isn't browned nicely. (It tends towards mealy and falls apart.)

I like it and I used to eat it with most of the breakfasts I ate when eating at diners (back when I lived in Philadelphia).
 
2018-03-08 09:24:40 PM  
I didnt realize it was a Pennsylvania thing as we sold it down here in the same section as offal and "southern" delicacies like chitterlings. It sells pretty well too.
 
2018-03-08 09:28:53 PM  
This thread needs more appealing pics of scrapple.

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2018-03-08 09:29:16 PM  
Looks gross but shiat, I'd try it. Sounds tasty.
 
2018-03-08 09:40:17 PM  
I had to look up what scrapple is. Sounds absoloutly disgusting
 
2018-03-08 09:47:21 PM  

vernonFL: Scrapple is delicious - if you can put our of your mind that you are eating lips, assholes, ears feet and elbows.
Scrapple is the "Scap Pile" of meat.


Can't be any worse than half the stuff you find in a Chinese market - I would try scrapple over half that stuff.
Then again, they announced that the local chain of grocery stores is now going to sell cricket powder.  I don't see myself ever trying that...
 
2018-03-08 09:58:17 PM  

basicstock: vernonFL: Scrapple is delicious - if you can put our of your mind that you are eating lips, assholes, ears feet and elbows.
Scrapple is the "Scap Pile" of meat.

Can't be any worse than half the stuff you find in a Chinese market - I would try scrapple over half that stuff.
Then again, they announced that the local chain of grocery stores is now going to sell cricket powder.  I don't see myself ever trying that...


I'm actually curious - it'd be a great way to add some unobtrusive protein to cookies and breakfast bars...
 
2018-03-08 09:58:55 PM  

Creepy Lurker Guy: But when did they start cutting it into squares and printing letters on them, to spell words as a game?


About the same time they started serving it in bottles with pithy little sayings under the caps, I think.
 
2018-03-08 10:00:25 PM  
I had scrapple once in York PA. It was good. Way tastier than fried Spam. Spam wishes it were scrapple.
 
2018-03-08 10:01:22 PM  
The Devil serves scrapple in Hell.
 
2018-03-08 10:02:21 PM  
So basically, goetta with more assholes and cornmeal in it.
 
2018-03-08 10:07:52 PM  
I've eaten a wide variety of organs and parts from an assortment of animals. Tongue, heart, lungs, liver, stomachs, gizzards, eyeballs, kidneys, marrow, blood, tails, and feet to name a few. I've also eaten insect's and silkworms pupae in a can.
I've had scrapple and it's fine. The texture kind of lacking. Much better with other breakfast foods.
I'd eat scrapple again. Canned silkworms pupae, not so much.
 
2018-03-08 10:09:07 PM  

aaronx: Scrapple is perhaps best described as a form of pork sausage filled out with corn meal. It does not taste any weirder than that description would lead you to think it would.

Scrapple's texture is, perhaps, somewhat disappointing to the uninitiated -- especially if it isn't browned nicely.


That makes it sound much better. Pork sausage, make it a little crispy. I would try that.
 
2018-03-08 10:09:46 PM  

FormlessOne: basicstock: vernonFL: Scrapple is delicious - if you can put our of your mind that you are eating lips, assholes, ears feet and elbows.
Scrapple is the "Scap Pile" of meat.

Can't be any worse than half the stuff you find in a Chinese market - I would try scrapple over half that stuff.
Then again, they announced that the local chain of grocery stores is now going to sell cricket powder.  I don't see myself ever trying that...

I'm actually curious - it'd be a great way to add some unobtrusive protein to cookies and breakfast bars...


Crickets aren't too bad in the powdered form. Nutty, vaguely seafood-like flavor. Once you mix it with other flavors, you don't notice it.
 
2018-03-08 10:14:01 PM  
I love me some scapple, but I'm a philly girl at heart. Its best when slice thin and made crispy like a cracker. Its best when full of spices.

I need to find a gluten free brand most have both wheat and corn meal in it.
 
2018-03-08 10:14:25 PM  

eyeq360: FormlessOne: basicstock: vernonFL: Scrapple is delicious - if you can put our of your mind that you are eating lips, assholes, ears feet and elbows.
Scrapple is the "Scap Pile" of meat.

Can't be any worse than half the stuff you find in a Chinese market - I would try scrapple over half that stuff.
Then again, they announced that the local chain of grocery stores is now going to sell cricket powder.  I don't see myself ever trying that...

I'm actually curious - it'd be a great way to add some unobtrusive protein to cookies and breakfast bars...

Crickets aren't too bad in the powdered form. Nutty, vaguely seafood-like flavor. Once you mix it with other flavors, you don't notice it.


That's what I'm hoping. I don't mind insects as a protein source - I'm more worried about flavor and texture. I mean, I eat scrapple, for Christ's sake.
 
2018-03-08 10:20:38 PM  

gopher321: May or may not contain animal separated parts of:

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I would gladly volunteer for some Scrappy-Doo, not so much for "crapple" or whatever.

/was told by a missionary from the Philippines that eating dog a lot makes you smell like wet dog
//I'm getting peckish and my dog won't shut up. Brb, firing up the barby
 
2018-03-08 10:30:27 PM  
Pig Dreams from the movie Scrapple
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2018-03-08 10:32:00 PM  

Kevin72: sirrerun: Kevin72: I'm not befuddled. It's the grossest sickest food I've encountered, and I'm always willing to try something new which was how I came across this monstrosity in Breezewood or somewhere else on the Pennsyltucky Thruway. Now that I'm through with the PTSD, I'll try to RTFA.

Nonsense. You would tear that isht up if it were called an "Artisan Pork & Polenta Compote" and served "farm to table" by a bohemian server with a nose ring and  snooty addytood in Portland.

That sounds even sicker than scrapple.


The name or the server?
 
2018-03-08 10:32:26 PM  

FormlessOne: eyeq360: FormlessOne: basicstock: vernonFL: Scrapple is delicious - if you can put our of your mind that you are eating lips, assholes, ears feet and elbows.
Scrapple is the "Scap Pile" of meat.

Can't be any worse than half the stuff you find in a Chinese market - I would try scrapple over half that stuff.
Then again, they announced that the local chain of grocery stores is now going to sell cricket powder.  I don't see myself ever trying that...

I'm actually curious - it'd be a great way to add some unobtrusive protein to cookies and breakfast bars...

Crickets aren't too bad in the powdered form. Nutty, vaguely seafood-like flavor. Once you mix it with other flavors, you don't notice it.

That's what I'm hoping. I don't mind insects as a protein source - I'm more worried about flavor and texture. I mean, I eat scrapple, for Christ's sake.


I tried some protiens bars made with ground crickets. One was flavored like Mexican chocolate and the other was a Thai green curry. They tasted like Mexican chocolate and green curry.
 
2018-03-08 10:35:49 PM  
Got a lot of PA Dutch in my family tree. Grandfather ran a smokehouse and meat market outside Harrisburg, I have scrapple in my blood. (Or at least stuck to the side of its vessels)

Love it, but rarely buy it because... holy shiat its bad for you.

Unless your buying the packaged crap (find a real butcher that makes it) , its just cutting scraps, fat and grain... with seasoning. A hotdog or bologna slice has infinitely more mysterious shiat in it.

/Pan fry it till its crisp (will seem like ages, deep fryers are doin it wrong) and try not to think of your arteries
 
2018-03-08 10:39:55 PM  

falkone32: This thread needs more appealing pics of scrapple.

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Still needs some appealing pics.

/I'd try it
 
2018-03-08 10:41:53 PM  
If you can't afford the best ingredients you have to get creative. Poor-people food usually tastes better.

And then there's scrapple...
 
2018-03-08 10:43:03 PM  

falkone32: This thread needs more appealing pics of scrapple.

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Let me know when you find some
 
2018-03-08 10:44:59 PM  
I thought it was made from apples.
Charlie Parker - Scrapple from the Apple
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