National Scrapple Day has arrived, and you may not even know what the heck it is…
The same sausage, but using oats as the binder, is called goetta.
Fresh, raw sausage is great pan fried, grilled, broiled or baked.
In the case of frankfurter types, these can be poached in hot water. It’s best not to prick before or during, as you allow flavor & moisture to leech out. On the grill, this causes flare-ups.
Never taste raw sausage, whether purchased or homemade. It’s best to fry a small piece, and then taste to correct seasonings.
How to Cook Scrapple:
In the case of scrapple, I have a recipe, which yields 8 servings.
Type: Side Dish Recipe
- 10 cups water
- 2 onions – sliced
- 2 whole cloves
- 10 peppercorns
- 3 small bay leaves
- 4 lbs pork neck bones or spare ribs
- In a large pot, bring to a boil, water, onions, cloves, peppercorns & bay leaves. Add in pork neck bones or spareribs.
- Reduce & simmer until the meat falls from the bones – about 2 hrs.
- Strain & keep liquid. You will need about 9 cups, and add more liquid (water), if necessary, to achieve that 9 cups.
How to Cook Cornmeal Mush:
- 9 cups liquid – reserved from boiling bones above
- 2 1/2 cups cornmeal
- 1 1/2 cups cold water
- 1 tsp salt
- Stir together liquid, cornmeal, water & salt.
- Gradually stir in boiling liquid from the bones in the recipe above. Stir until smooth.
- Cover & cook in the top of a double boiler, stirring frequently until it loses its raw taste – about 30 min.
Now it’s time to put it altogether.
- 2 tsp salt
- 3 tbsp grated onion
- 1 tsp dry sage or thyme
- a dash of grated nutmeg
- 1 tsp ground red pepper
- a dash of cayenne pepper
- Remove all meat from pork bones & grind or chop it.
- Add cooked cornmeal mush to meat, and season with salt, onion, sage or thyme, nutmeg, ground red pepper & cayenne.
- Pour mixture into a loaf pan, which you have rinsed in cold water.
- Carefully slice, and slowly sautee in a frying pan. Serve.
So, now you know what scrapple is, so you can whip some up on this National Scrapple Day.
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