National Scrapple Day is a holiday dedicated to a dish that is called comfort. It has been prepared for hundreds of years, the invention was so fond of the Americans that it spread throughout the country and fell in love with millions of people. Today it is a traditional dish for America, it consists of pieces of pork, which are rolled in different flours – buckwheat, corn, then in spices and fried.
The dish is called scrapple, another name is also known – pon haus, which means rabbit. It is believed that it was invented by German colonists who arrived and settled near Philadelphia, in Pennsylvania. Initially, the Americans did not use buckwheat flour in the original recipe, as it was rare, but it was easy to find cornmeal.
The main feature of the dish is that it is simple; rural migrants used pork trimmings and offal to prepare it. As a rule, they prepared it like this – first they boiled the broth from the bones with the remnants of meat on them, then the meat was stripped and stewed with flour, onions, and spices. Scrapple was traditionally served with pan-fried bread.
- Today, scrapple is traditionally served with eggs, toast, or as sandwiches.
- As the world today strives for a healthy diet, pieces of pork are replaced with turkey.
- If you want to try the original dish, visit Brooklyn, New York, where some restaurants still serve scrapple.
- Different cities have their own versions of the dish, for example, in Cincinnati it is ghetta and it is prepared from minced meat and oats, and in the southern states it is livermush.
How to celebrate
Try to cook the dish yourself. This, of course, will require some effort, but the result will please you. Look on the Internet for different recipes, buy the right products and treat yourself to a delicious result. The best stores where you can buy products for the dish are Habbersett, and Rapa. Attend the annual Apple Scrapple Festival in Bridgeville.
When is National Scrapple Day celebrated in 2022?
National Scrapple Day is observed on November 9 each year.