Saturday, August 25, 2007

Scrapple

Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia, taken by Stu Spivack.

Grocery shopping in a different part of the country isn't quite as shocking as grocery shopping in Japan was, but there are differences for sure. For instance today, while looking for lunch meat I came upon a package of Scrapple. I thought, "Huh, that's a funny name, I wonder what it's made of!?" UGH. I'm not much of a meat eater in the first place, but I don't know if I could touch this with a 10 ft pole! It's basically pig scrap jello. Here's what Wikipedia has to say "Scrapple is typically made of hog offal, such as the head, heart, liver, and other scraps, which are boiled with any bones attached (often the entire head), to make a broth. Once cooked, bones and fat are discarded, the meat is reserved, and (dry) cornmeal is boiled in the broth to make a mush. The meat, finely minced, is returned, and seasonings, typically sage, thyme, savory, and others are added. The mush is cast into loaves, and allowed to cool thoroughly until gelled." Get yours here (photo too!) if you dare...

2 comments:

Jamie said...

that is about the grossest thing i've seen all day. some parts of the country seem so foreign, don't they?

~cari~ said...

ewwww!