One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Scraps of pork or other meat stewed with cornmeal and shaped into loaves for slicing and frying, especially characteristic of eastern Pennsylvania.
- ‘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.’
- ‘His approach to food embodies a culinary ecology whereby nothing edible is wasted, which in part explains his fondness for the sausage-like scrapple.’
- ‘Nicole sat in her chair and helped herself to scrapple and eggs.’
- ‘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.’
Mid 19th century: diminutive of the noun scrap.
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