Scrapple

Give a description? Yummy! Crispy on the outside, tender and savory on the inside, and just delicious. I like it with a touch of home made maple-flavored syrup over the top, with eggs on the side. It would be delicious with maple sausage, too. It is thrifty because it stretches you sausage meat and does it with a nutritious, cheap grain.
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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2 1/2 cups cold water and 3 bouillon cubes (chicken or ham) or 2 1/2 cups cold broth
  • 1 lb. favorite breakfast sausage
  • salt (don't add salt until the end. You probably won't need it if you use bouillon)
  • pepper, to taste
  • sage, rosemary, thyme, savory, whatever herb you prefer, to taste, if you want.

Directions:

Mix the cold water and bouillon cubes (if I don't have broth, I use "Better Than Bouillon" instead of bouillon) in a saucepan, or use broth. Add cornmeal. Bring to a boil slowly, stirring frequently. Cornmeal will lump up quickly, if you don't start it with cold water, and don't keep stirring it.

Reduce to a slow simmer, continuing to stir often, for about an hour. Not only will the cornmeal absorb all that liquid, you may have to add more. Cook it the full hour until thick and silky and very smooth.

Meanwhile, fry the sausage, breaking it up as fine as you can. Drain it very well, pouring off the grease then letting the sausage drain on a paper towel set on top of some newspaper.

When done, mix the sausage into the mush very thoroughly. Pour the mixture into a lightly greased loaf pan and smooth the top. Cover and refrigerate overnight. It will solidify into a solid loaf.

To serve: Turn the scrapple out of the pan. It should fall out easily, but you may have to run a knife along the sides. Slice it 3/4 of an inch thick. Place in a medium hot skillet, and saute until it is golden brown and crispy. Turn and repeat. Enjoy!

Servings: Depends on the eaters, 8 - 16, or a few hungry men.
Prep Time: 60 Minutes
CookingTime: 10 - 15 Minutes
Source: This is originally from Sophie Leavitt's "Penny Pincher's Cookbook". This book was commended by President Nixon as a good resource for low income people (poor folks) looking for good, low cost recipes. I don't know if it is in print anymore; my copy is in rough shape. This isn't her original recipe; I've cut it down and altered it a bit.
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By Copasetic 1 from North Royalton, OH

May 5, 20110 found this helpful

I've been thinking about a recipe for good scapple just lately, and

here you are...one magically appears. Sounds wonderful too.

We will definitely be trying this Barb. Thank you so much for sharing. :-)

PookaRina

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May 6, 20110 found this helpful

I agree with PookaRina.This sounds great.I'll put it on my"To Do List".

Thanks for sharing.

Keeper

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May 6, 20110 found this helpful

I've seen "scrapple" in the cold section of supermarkets where bacon is found, however, I never knew just what it was. Your recipe sounds like something we'd really like, so it's at the top of my grocery list items. I cant wait to try it.

Thank you for sharing the recipe.

MisMachado

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