Scrapple

A favorite breakfast meat in the Mid-Atlantic area, scrapple is a loaf of pork and cornmeal that gets sliced and fried to a crisp. Unlike bacon, sausage and ham, which make nearly every pig-eating human happy, scrapple is a love-it-or-hate-it proposition. Originally a Pennsylvania Dutch dish (called ponhaus), scrapple’s lack of appeal stems mostly from its visceral essence. Taste and aroma are clear evidence that it is not ham, sausage or bacon; it is, as its name implies, pig scraps. Like such similar ignominia as goetta and livermush, scrapple tends to inspire lofty hyperbole among its fans. The overbearing praise serves as a preemptive strike against non-believers who wail about its it repulsiveness.

Restaurants With This Dish

Dutch Restaurant

MIDDLETOWN, DE

Carpenter Street Saloon

SAINT MICHAELS, MD

Hearth

MIDDLETOWN, DE

Pat’s Colonial Kitchen

NEWTOWN, PA

Breakfast plate features eggs, a mashed potato cake, and greens-topped ham.
St. Mary’s Landing

CHARLOTTE HALL, MD

Mastoris - Cheese Bread
Mastoris

BORDENTOWN, NJ

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