Scrapple (Mush) Recipe

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  1. Bring the ham hocks and water to a boil in a large pot over high heat. Reduce heat to meduim-low, cover, and simmer until the pork is very tender, about 2 hours. When done, remove the ham hocks to a plate to cool to room temperature, then shred the meat, discarding the fat, skin, and bones. Strain the cooking liquid and reserve 2 1/2 quarts.
  2. Return the 2 1/2 quarts of broth to a boil in a large pot over high heat, and stir in the chicken soup base until dissolved. Place the cornmeal in a bowl, and stir in the thyme, sage, savory, allspice, nutmeg, clove, black pepper, white pepper, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Slowly whisk the cornmeal into the boiling broth, and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer 15 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. While the cornmeal is cooking, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onion, and cook until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. After the cornmeal has cooked for 15 minutes, stir in the onion, shredded ham hock, and Cheddar cheese. Cook and stir an additional 15 minutes; the mixture will be thick enough that a spoon will stand up in it. Season to taste, scrapple must be well-seasoned or it will taste very bland when fried. Oil the bottom and sides of three 9x5 inch loaf pans, and pour in the scrapple. Cover the pans with plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight.
  4. To serve the scrapple, remove from the loaf pans and cut into 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick slices. Fry in melted butter in a skillet over medium-high heat until brown and crispy on both sides, about 10 minutes.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 828.89 Kcal (3470 kJ)
Calories from fat 327.8 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36.42g 56%
Cholesterol 100.8mg 34%
Sodium 743.28mg 31%
Potassium 438.07mg 9%
Total Carbs 102.88g 34%
Sugars 2.97g 12%
Dietary Fiber 10.21g 41%
Protein 29.41g 59%
Vitamin C 3.3mg 5%
Vitamin A 1.7mg 56%
Iron 4.7mg 26%
Calcium 712mg 71%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 52.07 Kcal (218 kJ)
Calories from fat 20.59 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.29g 56%
Cholesterol 6.33mg 34%
Sodium 46.69mg 31%
Potassium 27.52mg 9%
Total Carbs 6.46g 34%
Sugars 0.19g 12%
Dietary Fiber 0.64g 41%
Protein 1.85g 59%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 5%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 56%
Iron 0.3mg 26%
Calcium 44.7mg 71%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 18.8
  • 22

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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