So what's the best technique for introducing scrapple newbies to this delicious, but often misunderstood meat? Here are a few suggestions.
1. Play It Cool
Don't make a big deal about how awesome scrapple is. It will only lead to questions, and in this case, questions are our enemy. The less newbies know before eating scrapple, the better.
Just offer to make breakfast. Nothing special, no big deal.
You: I've got breakfast covered this morning.
n00b: Oh, what are you making?
You: [sideways glance] Eggs...and...some sides.
n00b: Oooh, I love sides. What are they?
You: OH MY GOD, STOP ASKING SO MANY DAMN QUESTIONS AND JUST SIT QUIET AND WAIT FOR YOUR BREAKFAST!!!
See, nothing suspicious there, and nothing more than a little curiousity when this brown slice of deliciousness ends up on the breakfast plate.
2. Do Not Let Them See the Ingredients
Have you seen the ingredients list on a brick of scrapple? It ain't pretty. If you're cooking at home, do it yourself and hide the evidence: throw the wrapper away as soon as possible. Then shut the internet down in your place in case your breakfast partner starts to get curious and wants to do a little online research. If you have to, blindfold them and tie them down in a chair. Seriously, if this newbie sees an ingredient item like "pork hearts" we're done for.
3. Don't Eat All the Scrapple Yourself
This one kinda should go without saying. I mean, our goal is to get others to try scrapple for the first time. How are we going to do that if you gobble all the scrapple down before they can have any. Seriously, put the fork down. Now.
Have any good techniques when introducing someone to scrapple for the first time? Share them in the comments so we can all enjoy the tastiness.
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