scrapple origins | What is scrapple? Underappreciated breakfast meat? Gross pig offal? On this scrapple blog we will answer these questions and more!

Scrapple Origins (4)

Written by Adam Gerard | March 20, 2016 at 11:21 PM | 2 Comments

Why Vegetarians Should Like Scrapple

When you describe scrapple to a vegetarian they almost always cringe. Not only is scrapple made of meat, but it contains hearts and livers and, well, pretty much a little bit of every part of the pig. 

OK, you're probably never going to get a vegetarian to try even a tiny bit of scrapple (unless it's vegan scrapple...). But you might be able to get them to appreciate it. 


Topics: scrapple origins, scrapple ingredients

Written by Adam Gerard | September 11, 2013 at 12:41 PM | 8 Comments

A Video Presentation to Help You Understand Scrapple

To the uninitiated, scrapple sounds gross: "Do you know what's in there? No way I'm eating that!" It's hard to really blame them.

But I've found if people understand the full history of scrapple and why it was initially created -- we've got all these left over pig parts and we need to feed our family -- people are a little bit more open to listening and trying.

That's why I gave this speech at my Toastmasters group:


Topics: first taste, scrapple origins, scrapple history

Written by Adam Gerard | February 12, 2012 at 8:00 AM | 2 Comments

Where Does the Word Scrapple Come From?

The Pennsylvania Dutch Origins of the Word Scrapple

So where does the word scrapple come from?

"Scrapple? It’s made from the scraps of the pig left over after they make all the other meat.  Scraps…scrapple. Get it?"

Seems an easy enough explanation, right? And completely wrong, according to William Woys Weaver in his book, Country Scrapple.


Topics: what is scrapple, scrapple origins, scrapple definition

Written by Adam Gerard | February 7, 2012 at 8:00 AM | 1 Comment

"What Is Scrapple?" - A One-Act Play

What is Scrapple - A Play{EAV:3128480fbb57839e} 

[CURTAIN OPENS. Two friends are sitting across from one another at a kitchen table. In front of each of them is a white plate. In the center of each plate is a brown rectangle slice of something. The slices are warm and you can see a spiral of steam coming off of each.]

Guy 1: "What is scrapple?!" Why do you have to ask so many questions? Just eat it! Trust me, it tastes delicious and you're gonna love it.

Guy 2: [Stares blankly at the brown block. Blinks. Looks back up at his friend expectantly.]


Topics: what is scrapple, scrapple play, scrapple origins