Sunday, November 17, 2013

Mush and Scrapple

On a recent trip to the country, we stopped for breakfast.  The Blog Tech is always interested in trying new things and he ordered both scrapple and cornmeal mush for the first time.  He loved both and requested that I make them for his birthday breakfast which is tomorrow.
 I improvised and created my own recipe for the scrapple.  I started by frying some hobo bacon. Hobo bacon is coated with an assortment of spices and some brown sugar. It is very flavorful.

 While the bacon cooked I made the mush. It is very simple to make.  You just mix 1 C. cornmeal, 1 C. water and 1 tsp. of salt together.  While whisking you add 3 C. boiling water and cook stirring until it thickens. Pour it in a greased loaf pan and refrigerate until ready to use.

 I used this as a basic recipe.

 Instead of ground pork, I used sage sausage.  Might as well add as much flavor as possible.  I sprinkled in some thyme as well.  Add salt and pepper.

 Whisk it together and bring to a boil.

 Add 1 C. of cornmeal.

 Stir until the sausage is cooked and it is thickened.

 Finely dice the cooked bacon and add it to the scrapple mixture.

Pour it into a greased loaf pan and place it in the fridge.  I will show you how this is prepared tomorrow.