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Recipe for family meals :

Amish Scrapple

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"Slices of scrapple are often fried in butter and served hot, usually for breakfast or brunch. Serve ketchup, syrup or apple butter on the side".


2 lb. pork shoulder
1 onion, sliced
1 small bay leaf
1 C. white cornmeal
2 tsp. salt
1/4 C. minced onion
1/4 tsp. thyme
1 tsp. ground sage
1/4 tsp. black pepper
Grated mace, nutmeg and
liquid smoke to taste (optional)

  • Combine pork, 4 cups water, sliced onion and bay leaf in large saucepan. Cover and simmer 1 hour. Drain pork and reserve broth. Discard bones and chop meat fine.
  • Mix cornmeal, 1 cup water, salt and 2 cups reserved broth in saucepan.
  • Cook, stirring until thick. Stir in meat, minced onion, thyme, sage and pepper. Cover and simmer 1 hour.
  • Turn into 9 x 5-inch loaf pan and chill until firm. Cut into slices, dust lightly with flour. Heat a little butter in a skillet, and fry until browned on both sides. Serve at once.

Serves 6