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 scrapple, which is popular with many favorite breakfast foods around the world. But what is this food and how to cook scrapple?
1. What Is Scrapple?
Scrapple is traditional and wonderful food. It is believed to have originated from Pennsylvania Dutch. Because of its flavor, you can easily find its fresh and frozen forms at any supermarket across the country. In fact, the process of cooking scrapple is simple than you might think. I have cooked scrapple many different ways but the best way I find to cook it is to baked and pan fry it. Here are the simple steps on how to cook scrapple crispy and not soggy.
2. How to Cook Scrapple in Oven
- 5 Scrapple Slices (0.7 cm thickness)
- Baking tray
- Non-stick aluminum foil or baking sheets
Cooking Process: Oven-Baked
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 5 scrapple slices side-by-side on the foil paper while leaving some gap in between each slice.
Step 4: Transfer the baking tray into the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Once the scrapple slices have been baked for 15 minutes, take out the tray and flip the slices (while maintaining the gap between each slice). Place the tray again in the oven to bake the other side for 10 minutes. Now, get the tray out of the oven.
Step 5: 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.
Note: A little gap between each scrapple slice is essential for perfect crust formation. If the slices are placed close together they tend to stick to one-another while baking. Furthermore, flip the half-baked tender scrapple slices carefully to avoid breaking them.
3. How to Cook Scrapple on Stove
- 3 Scrapple Slices (0.5 cm thickness)
- Flour (100 grams)
- Salt and ground black pepper seasoning (as per taste)
- Olive oil/butter (1 Tablespoon)
- A non-stick skillet
Cooking Process: Pan-Fried
Step 1: Mix the flour with salt and pepper seasoning. Dip each scrapple slice in the flour mixture and coat both sides nicely.
Step 2: Place the skillet on the stove over medium flame. Add the butter and slide in the 3 coated scrapple slices.
Step 3: Fry each side for 3-4 minutes and remove on paper towels.
The thickness of the scrapple slice plays a crucial role in the final taste and texture. A thickly sliced scrapple (as used for oven-baking below) will have a mouth-watering crunchy exterior and a lovely velvety middle. On the other hand, a thinly sliced scrapple (as used for pan-frying below) will result in a crispy crust with a slightly soft center
Now, that you know how to cook scrapple in the oven and on the stove, you can relish them for breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner or snack! Crisp scrapple slices taste amazing with scrambled eggs as well as make delectable burger fillings.
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