Mudcat Café message #2556697 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #118230   Message #2556697
Posted By: Rapparee
03-Feb-09 - 10:03 PM
Thread Name: New Jersey State Song
Subject: RE: BS: New Jersey State Song
What the folks in Pennsylvania called "scrapple" we called "panhaus" -- here's a recipe from my Uncle:

Take about a cup of cornmeal, put it in a pan of cold water and stir it somewhat. Put this aside for the time being.

        Put a couple quarts of water in a pan. Dice small a couple of onions and put into this pan. Toss in ham (cut away as much fat as you can) and, if you wish, a hambone. Cook it all together until the onion is cooked.

        When the onion is cooked, pull out the hambone (if any) and put in the cornmeal, water and all.

        Cook it for a couple or five minutes.

        Put in a cup or two of buckwheat and, while cooking, stir it 'til your arm is going to fall off from stirring. Then stir it some more.

        Pour the now-thick mixture into a loaf pan and let it cool.

        To serve, slice it from the loaf and fry in grease until it is crispy on the outside -- has a crispy crust.

        The more ham the better -- cracklings are traditional, "but they're nothin'."

        Play with the recipe 'til you get it to where you like it.

        The corn meal is needed to make the loaf slice well. Don't put the corn meal into the hot water first or you'll have doughballs. Follow the recipe.