Friday, March 12, 2010

Scrapple, anyone?

My facebook status update this morning was how we were having french toast and scrapple for breakfast.  It set off a lot of comments about it.  Most about how people love it, some about how they hate it, and a couple about how they don't know what it is.

Well, it's not something that on paper is very yummy sounding.  It's basically all the pig parts that can't go into anything else.  We used to joke that they swept the floor of the processing plant and smashed it together to make scrapple.  Ew.

Okay, so it's not that bad.  But, it does have in it.  Namely, pork snouts.  Yes, it's right in the ingredient list.  Number 4, to be exact.  After pork stock, pork liver and pork fat.

So, are you grossed out yet?

I'm not really grossed out by too many foods, but sausage is something that I can only eat if it's fried really crispy, and even then, I can only eat about half a link.  I love the flavor, but can't stand the grissle.  Sausage pizza - nasty.

But there's something about scrapple that is good.  I, the grissle hater, love scrapple.  You slice it thin and fry it crispy on the outside, and it's so good.  My whole family loves it, even my husband, who doesn't do well with new things.  (Special note - try it dipped in syrup!)

Once Rapa starts up their mail-order again, you should order a pack and try it.  I think you'll like it.

Or, next time you're in my area, stop by and I'll fry you up a big plate of scrapple, eggs and pancakes.  You'll thank me!


  1. That is how we used to eat it...dipped in syrup!!!! It has been a very long time since I have had that...or even thought about that.

  2. Definitely grossed out. Yes, definitely. But, I won't knock it until I try it. But I doubt I'll try it, so I'll just have to say "whatever floats your boat" and if scrapple is it, so be it. I'll still be your blog friend. :P