What is 'Scrapple' ???

kat simons

What a weird and interesting holiday today!

National Scrapple Day on November 9th recognizes the first pork food invented in America. For those not familiar with scrapple, it is traditionally a mush of pork scraps and trimmings combined with cornmeal, wheat flour, and spices, such as sage, thyme, savory and black pepper. The mush is then formed into a semi-solid loaf, sliced and pan-fried.

Scrapple is also known by the Pennsylvania Dutch name pon haus, and the immediate ancestor of scrapple was the Low German dish called panhas. Local settlers adapted the dish to make use of locally available ingredients. In parts of Pennsylvania, it is still called Pannhaas, panhoss, ponhoss, or pannhas

If you wanted to try to make your own, here's a recipe:

1 pound lean pork1 large onion3 quarts water1 1/2 teaspoons salt1 tablespoon pepper1 teaspoon ground sage3 cups cornmeal