Have you heard of scrapple? I hadn’t either, until I met my husband of course. My very east coast husband. While we were dating, he raved about this delicious breakfast treat called “scrapple”, a good ol’ home cooked delicacy. Kind of like bacon… pan-fried and served with eggs or pancakes. I looked for it everywhere we went in Utah, but I never saw it anywhere. Turns out, it is made up of all the leftover pig parts that don’t get used for other things- compressed neatly into a square. Scrapple is “pork scraps and trimmings combined with cornmeal and flour, often buckwheat flour, and spices. The mush is formed into a semi-solid congealed loaf, and slices of the scrapple are then panfried before serving. Scraps of meat left over from butchering, not used or sold elsewhere, were made into scrapple to avoid waste.” You slice it up into 1/4 inch slices and fry it. I know what you are thinking, “umm leftover parts? that doesn’t sound good.” I told Jazz that someday I would try it, not thinking that we wouldn’t encounter it in the near future. I don’t do well with “parts” in my food.
And because I am the Most Awesome, Most Supportive, Most Beautiful wife in the world, I took a bite. Of pork “parts.” My opinion, if you can buy your meat off of the internet, it probably isn’t meat. Just sayin.
*special thanks to Scott and JaNae for making Jazz’s dreams come true..