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To the unfamiliar, scrapple may conjure the discarded scraps of meat fed to stray dogs -- and to the informed, it may not be such an aberration from the latter. Scrapple is a Pennsylvania Dutch dish made from pork scraps, which typically may include any combination of pork heart, ribs and liver. The meat is then cooked with seasonings and broth, thickened with cornmeal and then backed into loaf pans. Once baked and firm, the loaves are then cut into slices, which then get fried in butter, to be served at breakfast or brunch.
The dish seems to garner extreme love/hate attention -- but as adventurous eating continues to take hold, the "lard-core" will surely enjoy the appeal of scrapple. Here's a traditional recipe if you count yourself bold.
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