If you’re wondering about what types of food to lay down on the kitchen table for a good breakfast, then you may want to check the scrapple; this is one of the popular breakfast dishes in many parts of the world. But what is this food? And how to cook scrapple without it falling apart?

1. What is Scrapple?

Scrapple is a dish that originated with the Pennsylvania Dutch in the 1600s. It is made by simmering pork scraps and cornmeal in water until it forms a thick paste. The mixture is cooled and formed into a large mass. To cook scrapple, people usually sliced then fried or baked

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2. How To Cook Scrapple on Stove


  • 4 1/4 inch-thick scrapple slices
  • 2/3 cup of flour
  • 1 tsp salt and
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp olive oil/butter


Step 1: Mix the flour with salt and pepper seasoning. Dip each scrapple slice in the flour mixture and coat both sides nicely. This will help you fry scrapple without falling apart.

Step 2: Put the pan on the stove, heat the oil over a medium-high flame, and slide in the three coated scrapple slices.

Step 3: Fry each side for 3-4 minutes and remove on paper towels.

3. How To Cook Scrapple in Oven


  • 4 1/2 inch-thick scrapple slices
  • Baking tray
  • Non-stick aluminum foil or baking sheets


Step 1: Set the oven temperature at 213°C for preheating.

Step 2: Ready the baking tray by covering it with aluminum foil paper.

Step 3: Place the five scrapple slices side-by-side on the foil paper while leaving a gap between each piece.

Step 4: Transfer the baking tray to the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Once the scrapple slices have been baked for 15 minutes, take out the tray and flip the pieces (while maintaining the gap between each portion). Place the tray again in the oven to bake the other side for 10 minutes.

Step 5: Now, get the tray out of the oven. Check if the scrapple slices have turned brownish and are nicely crisp. If you feel you would prefer crispier scrapple, bake for one or two minutes more.  

4. How To Cook Scrapple in Air Fryer


  • 4 1/2 inch-thick scrapple slices
  • Cooking spray


Preheat your air fryer to 370°F (187°C) for about 5 minutes.

Lightly coat the air fryer basket with cooking spray to prevent sticking. Then place the scrapple slices in a single layer in the air fryer basket.

Cook the scrapple for about 8 to 10 minutes, flipping the slices halfway through the cooking time. Check the scrapple for doneness. It should be crispy and golden brown on the outside.

Once cooked, remove the scrapple from the air fryer and place it on a paper towel-lined plate to absorb any excess grease.

Serve the scrapple hot as a side dish for breakfast or as part of a sandwich or breakfast platter.

After reading our article, you know the basic steps on how to cook scrapple. You can relish them for breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner, or snacks! Crisp scrapple slices taste fantastic with scrambled eggs as well as make delectable burger fillings.

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