November 9, 2012

National Scrapple Day

"Pull into the truck stop and get yourself some scrapple made out of sexy." - Patton Oswalt as Disco DJ in "Starsky and Hutch"

It's National Scrapple Day!

Scrapple is a mixture of ground pork scraps (the offal - think the leftover bits like brains and organs), cornmeal, and spices that are formed into a loaf, sliced, then fried. It was introduced as "pon haus" by the Pennsylvania Dutch between 1600 and 1700.

Well... that's gross.

I attempted to make a vegan scrapple using TVP, corn meal, onions, seasoning, and beer. Because, well, beer fixes everything. And while it smelled incredible, it tasted a little... slimy.

Win some. Lose some.

Happy National Scrapple Day!