- cornmeal mush mixed with pork scraps, seasoned with onions, spices, herbs, etc., and shaped into loaves and sliced for frying.
Origin of scrapple
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- US scraps of pork cooked with cornmeal and formed into a loaf
C19: from scrap 1
Word Origin and History for scrapple
"scraps of pork and cornmeal seasoned, boiled, and pressed into large cakes," 1850, probably a diminutive form of scrap (n.1). Noted especially, and perhaps originally, as a regional favorite dish in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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