National Scrapple Day is a holiday dedicated to a dish that is beloved by many – comfort food. Scrapple has been prepared for hundreds of years and is now a traditional dish in America. It consists of pieces of pork rolled in buckwheat, corn, and spices, then fried.
Scrapple, also known as Pon Haus, is believed to have been invented by German colonists who settled near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Initially, Americans did not use buckwheat flour in the original recipe as it was rare, opting instead for cornmeal. The dish was simple and rural migrants used pork trimmings and offal to prepare it. The meat was boiled and then stripped from the bones, before being 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.
- To keep up with the healthy diet trend, pork is now often replaced with turkey.
- To try the original dish, visit Brooklyn, New York where some restaurants still serve it.
- Different cities have their own versions of the dish, such as Ghetta in Cincinnati that is made of minced meat and oats, and Livermush in the southern states.
How to take part
If you want to take part in National Scrapple Day, you can try cooking the dish yourself. Look up different recipes online, buy the necessary ingredients, and give it a go. The best stores for the ingredients are Habbersett and Rapa. Alternatively, you can attend the annual Apple Scrapple Festival in Bridgeville.
When is National Scrapple Day celebrated in 2023?
National Scrapple Day is observed on November 9 each year.