Every region has its delicacies, unknown to the rest of the country. In Delaware and parts of nearby Pennsylvania we have several things locals celebrate as their very own creation.
While living in New York City I would try the advertised Philly Cheese Steak and be thoroughly disappointed. The secret of the great taste rests in the preparation of the chip steak, onions, and cheese. You do not cook the chip steak, dump it on a roll, toss on onions and melted cheese. No no no. While cooking the chip steak on top of the stove you cut it up and mix in the onions, putting a little oil in the process. The secret is that you continually mix and turn over the trinity of luciousness and once it is done, you shape it so an open hoagie roll can be put over the whole business. You melt the cheese and then scoop it onto the roll which you have lighted toasted on the grill. This process makes a big difference in the taste. The places in New York didn't get this. And it showed. They even boil crabs. ugh.
I used to see Scrapple in the gourmet sections of certain stores in New York. RAPA brand is the arguably the best around and located in Bridgeville, Delaware. Every year at Christmas many of the rich and connected folks of this state order a box of Scrapple from the Bridgeville plant to send to friends and colleagues all over the country. I even send it to Ireland to a friend who loves the stuff. The origins of Scrapple is debated but what is fact is what the ingredients are. It's not for the weak of heart, or stomach.
And this is the thing: everyone who loves Scrapple will tell you that it tastes good as long as you don't think about what it's made of. (That can be said for most of what we consume, I think) The grayish and brown meat uncooked is sliced from a "brick" at about 1/4 inch or less and then fried crisp on a skillet. It's made up of the leftovers from a hog kill basically - pig snouts, pig livers and other ingredients all held together by corn meal. If you like pork, you'll love Scrapple that boasts a very strong pork taste. It's invention was out of necessity: farmers wasted nothing even after a slaughter and that's how Scrapple came to be.
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