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Scraps of pork or other meat stewed with cornmeal and shaped into loaves for slicing and frying, especially characteristic of eastern Pennsylvania.
- ‘Another dish is scrapple, a sort of savoury ‘loaf’ made with pork, cornmeal, and other ingredients, to be chilled and sliced, the slices then to be fried and served very hot.’
- ‘His approach to food embodies a culinary ecology whereby nothing edible is wasted, which in part explains his fondness for the sausage-like scrapple.’
- ‘One by one the boys came into the kitchen fully dressed and Rebecca served each one a plate full of eggs and scrapple.’
- ‘Puddings and scrapple are also breakfast favorites.’
- ‘Nicole sat in her chair and helped herself to scrapple and eggs.’
Mid 19th century: diminutive of the noun scrap.
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