Scrapple & Home Fries (Bear Style)

Discussion in 'Wild Game' started by bearcarver, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Scrapple & Home Fries (Bear Style)

    We decided to hit "Delete" on our last pack of Venison Scrapple in the freezer.

    This time we're doing the things we normally make together for a good Scrapple & Home Fries Feast.

    The Pictures & their Captions pretty much cover everything, but ask any questions you want.


    Start by Baking Potatoes:

    Remove Skin from Taters-----Nice chunk of Scrapple from freezer:

    Here's a closer look at the chunk of Scrapple:

    Slice up the Taters into the Frying pan, with Butter:

    Home Fries are ready:

    Start slicing & frying Scrapple. Ended up with 18 slices like this :

    Keep frying Scrapple-----Aiming for dark & crispy on outside:

    Bear's First helping plated:
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2014
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking Scrappy! I'd take a plate!
  3. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I love good scrapple.

    The amish in Belleville make some good stuff.
  4. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Case!

    Good Stuff!!!

    Actually the store bought we have around here (Hatfield) is just about as good as most home made Scrapple.

  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I've never seen it in the stores here... My grandma used to make it all the time, but hasn't for years. Guess I'll have to trudge over to PA and visit! I'll be wanting some of your "best ever" prime rib too!
  6. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great bear but THOSE BETTER BE IDAHO SPUDS!!!LOL Great job

  7. Looks good but never could get the bug for scrapple when I was on the east coast making road trips through PA. Being from MS I have eaten much stranger things but that stuff just never did it for me.

    Though that is one thing great about traveling around the US. While you might not like one thing in a certain region there is usually something around the next corner that you will go crazy over.
  8. This is fun to see!!! (And something not seen up here at all - just like your great shad roe, which STILL has not been located in these parts by the way).

    In any event, great stuff you've got Bear! Happy Saturday!!!!!!!!!

    Cheers!!!!!! - Leah
  9. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good Bear ! Thumbs Up
  10. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Adam!!

    Yup---There's Great Scrapple all over SouthEast PA.

    I did a search, and I found Hatfield Meats (Best Store Bought Scrapple IMO) sells it on the Internet for $20 per 5 pound block, but special 48 hour shipping is at about $12. There's no Deer in it though.

    Thank You DB!!!

    I think they were, but all I could get out of them was Name, Rank, and serial number.

  11. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks great Bear! I remember growing up as a kid, scrapple was one of those foods that had a bit of a stigma attached to it, like sushi or haggis. I suppose it still is in some parts, but to me, it's just really amazing stuff. My Dad used to lightly flour the slices and fry 'til a nice crust formed, then top with maple syrup.

    I'm thinking we might need a bit of a change tomorrow from our usual Sunday brunch of bacon and eggs...
  12. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Terrific looking meal, Bear. You do eat well!

  13. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks JD,

    Yup---A lot depends on who made what you're eating. I got some Scrapple one time from a Butcher shop that had so much grease in it, without greasing the pan, the slices were floating.

    I threw it out for the Raccoons!!! Never got theirs again.

    Thank You Leah!!!

    Unlike Shad Roe, Scrapple has the distinction of even being enjoyed by Mrs Bear!![​IMG]

  14. sb59

    sb59 Smoking Fanatic

    Looks interesting,Bear! I had to google scrapple to see what the heck it was. Does it have any similarity to spam? I'd like to try it but I don't see it in your step by steps.
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  16. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You know, I never knew why scrapple didn't make it in the south. I've had it up north, I am sure nothing as good as your's Bear, and it was delicious.

    I wish I had a piece Bear, I know its good.
  17. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank You Justin!!

    Thanks Disco!!

    We Try.

    Thank You MDB!!

    I've heard about flouring it, but haven't tried it yet, but I will.

    I've tried it with Maple Syrup, Apple Butter, and Ketchup. I don't care for the sweetness on it.

    I usually use ketchup, unless it's real good Scrapple---Then I just eat it without anything on it.

  18. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    Nothing like Spam, because Scrapple isn't cured or ham-like.

    It's kinda hard to describe or compare, and some are more spicy than others.

    Either would be good, but since there are spices in the recipe, just plain ground Pork would be fine.

    Thanks Foamy!!

    With all the things you guys have down there that we don't have, we need a few of our own, like Scrapple.

    We also have the only Bear that can type, even if it is only with one finger.

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