National Scrapple Day Date in the current year: November 9, 2016

National Scrapple Day November 9 is the National Scrapple Day. It is an informal food-related holiday dedicated to the meat dish invented by the Pennsylvania Dutch. It is best known as a rural American food in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware.

Scrapple is typically made of pork trimmings and scraps. Pork is combined with cornmeal, wheat flour, and spices to make a mush. The mush is formed into a loaf and sliced. The slices are pan-fried in oil before serving. Scrapple can be served plain or with various condiments such as mustard, ketchup, maple syrup, apple butter, honey, or jelly.

To celebrate the National Scrapple Day, try your hand at cooking this dish. In a large saucepan combine 1 lb cooked and chopped boneless pork loin, 14 1/2 ounces chicken broth, 1 cup cornmeal, 1/4 tsp dried thyme, and 1/4 tsp salt. Bring to a boil, stirring often. Then reduce heat and let simmer until mixture thickens, stirring constantly. Spoon into a baking pan lined with waxed paper, cover and put in the fridge for at least 4 hours.

Combine 1/2 cup all-purpose flour and 1/4 tsp pepper. Slice scrapple, dust slices with peppered flour and fry each slice in a small amount of hot vegetable oil on both sides until brown.

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