Today is National Scrapple Day in NJ, PA – Do You Love It or Hate It?
It's an odd grey color, it's sold in the shape of a brick, you probably don't know (or don't want to know) what's in it, and you either love it or hate it... scrapple!
Scrapple -- the culinary delight that's a staple of South Jersey and our region.
And yes, for whatever reason, November 9th is National Scrapple Day.
For people that don't know what it is, I've always described it as, "everything that's not good enought to put in a cheap hot dog."
Scrapple is just that: scraps of meat that are left over from butchering.
Instead of these animal parts going to waste, they're all squished together into the familiar brick-shape you see in your local supermarket.
Mmmmmmm.... hungry yet?
Typically, scrapple is cut into slices, much like a loaf of bread, and sometimes it's first coated in flour and then usually fried.
Some people slap ketchup on it, others don't.
Putting ketchup on anything'll make it better...
So, take our poll... scrapple: do you love it or hate it? Drop me an email and let me know!
Meanwhile, there's nothing better than scrapple from a great South Jersey diner...
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Gallery Credit: Chris Coleman