New Jersey celebrates National Scrapple Day

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New Jersey celebrates National Scrapple Day New Jersey celebrates National Scrapple Day
CHESTER -

Nov. 9 marks National Scrapple Day to celebrate a dish typically only served in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey.

“Scrapple, as I say, is every end of every piece of pork that’s compressed into a piece of meat. That’s what scrapple is. Scrap,” says Marilyn Masaitis, of Marilyn’s Café in Chester.

Scrapple was first cooked up by Pennsylvania Dutch farmers determined to use every last piece of the pigs they were butchering.

“It’s good. It just kind of tastes like bread in a lot of ways, but with a pork flavor,” says customer Holly Teale.

Scrapple is traditionally made of pork scraps and trimmings and is often attributed as a southern New Jersey dish. The pork scraps are usually combined with cornmeal, flour and spices.

Scrapple is usually eaten as a breakfast side dish, with a variety of jellies or syrups.

Go HERE for an extended interview with Masaitis.

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