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Delicious crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, flavorful, spiced scrapple is the best breakfast EVER! Served with eggs, waffles or pancakes makes the perfect breakfast or even breakfast for supper dish! First, though, you have to know how to cook scrapple!

Scrapple is a favorite Pennsylvania Dutch dish that has now traveled south! Scrapple is affordable and delicious and a perfect substitute for breakfast sausage!

a white plate of scrapple with two slices on the plate and another part slice, fork holding piece

how to cook scrapple


  • It showcases the spiced pork meat with a crispy edge and soft center
  • Makes use of bacon grease to add more flavor!
  • Shows you how to put a crispy edge on a delicious piece of meat!


According to my friend Wikipedia, Scrapple is made from pork meat that is cooked and then mixed with cornmeal and spices and formed into a loaf.


Scrapple comes in a loaf or block form. Slices are cut from the block, dredged in a type of seasoned flour and then fried till crispy on the outside.


Scrapple CAN be baked (but I recommend pan frying per the directions below). All you really need to do is slice off a ½ inch thick slice, place it on a prepared baking sheet and bake at 375 for 20 minutes on one side and another 20 on the other side.

four slices of scrapple on white plate with blue, white and yellow napkin

how to cook scrapple


Once cooked, like sausage, you will want to consume your scrapple within an hour or two. Refrigerate unused scrapple and it will be good for about 5 days in the refrigerator.

Check the expiration date on the package of scrapple to understand when the package expires.


Freeze scrapple once it has been cooked. Place it in a freezer safe container label it, remove as much air as possible and place in the freezer. It will be good for 3-6 months.

Freeze unused raw scrapple. Follow the same instructions as above and  It will be good for 6 months to a year.


Lots of great dishes work with scrapple!

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LET’S SEE HOW THIS IS DONE (There’s a short video in the recipe card below if you want to see Wendi cook scrapple).

First, open the package and slice off the pieces that you want to cook

cutting the raw scrapple into slices

how to cook scrapple

Bread the scrapple in Wondra flour and spices

a slice of scrapple breaded and ready to fry for how to cook scrapple

how to cook scrapple

Fry in a small amount of oil and butter for 3-5 minutes per side. 

four slices of scrapple frying in the pan

how to cook scrapple


Drain on paper towels

four slices of cooked scrapple on a paper towel

how to cook scrapple

Serve hot…

a fork holding a piece of scrapple with two other slices on a white plate

How to cook scrapple

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a white plate of scrapple with two slices on the plate and another part slice, fork holding piece

How to Cook Scrapple

This recipe shows you how to get a nice crispy crust on your scrapple and how to make a seasoned breading. 
5 from 10 votes
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Course: main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to cook scrapple, scrapple
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 219kcal


  • 4 1/4 inch-thick slabs scrapple
  • 1 cup instant flour such as Wondra
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbs bacon grease
  • 2 Tbs whole butter


  • Cut 4 ¼ inch slices of the scrapple and lay on a clean paper towel (this helps remove moisture).
  • In a large bowl, mix the Wondra flour, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne, salt and pepper and mix well, set aside.
  • In a 10” cast iron skillet, heat the bacon grease and butter until hot and a drop of water spatters enthusiastically.
  • While the pan is heating, very carefully dredge the scrapple slices in the wondra flour.  Pat the flour into the scrapple gently.
  • Lay each piece of scrapple into the hot oil after it is dredged in the flour.  Fry as many as 3-4 at a time.
  • Cook for 3 minutes per side without disturbing during cooking, turn the pieces very gently.
  • Remove to a clean paper towel to drain.


  • It is ok to leave the cayenne pepper off is you do not like a little hot flavor in  your food.
  • Make sure to use the kosher salt and not table salt.  
  • If using table salt, reduce to “just a pinch” The wondra flour makes a nice crispy exterior, if you use regular flour, it is ok, the edges just might not be as crusty.


Nutrition Facts
How to Cook Scrapple
Amount Per Serving
Calories 219 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 212mg9%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 246IU5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Recipe Rating

Noreen Steding

Tuesday 28th of February 2023

Thank you! It was excellent!

Wendi Spraker

Thursday 2nd of March 2023

So glad you enjoyed!


Wednesday 8th of June 2022

Good recipe, although your scrapple has much more fat content than the one I’m used to (mine is 8g/serving, yours is 13g). Grew up eating this in Philly, along with Pork Roll with eggs for breakfast.

Wendi Spraker

Wednesday 8th of June 2022

That sounds great!


Wednesday 25th of May 2022

I'm telling you it WAs absolutely delicious Thank you,Thank you I told you I would try it first the way your recipe calls for and I'm telling you we wouldn't tweek a single thing...I suggest to everyone to follow this recipe to the letter and plus you can fry it to your own liking anyways my husband (who does all the cooking I'm spoiled) made it for me the other night (had breakfast for dinner) it was the bomb again thank you keeping the recipe and will use more of yours take care

Wendi Spraker

Friday 27th of May 2022

Thank you sweet Darcie for your ongoing support! I'm glad you enjoyed the dish! I like it cooked this way too!


Sunday 2nd of January 2022

Wendy, you went around the world just to go up the street. Cooking scrapple is not that detailed!. All you need is a good cast iron pan. Scrapple is made with fat and will render when fried. You won't need flour or seasoning. Take it from a Pennsylvania native who has been eating perfectly fried scrapple all her life.


Sunday 22nd of May 2022

@Valerie, it's not necessary to be rude to the owner of the website just to get your point across..hope next time you use better judgement or just plain common courteousy have a nice day in Pennsylvania!!!!

Wendi Spraker

Monday 3rd of January 2022

I'm glad you enjoy your scrapple. This is just the way I learned to make it and enjoy it this way. :)

Rachel Oliver

Friday 3rd of December 2021

It won't tell me how long to cook the scrapple in the toaster oven and at what temperature my mind is blown. F****** b******* I'm pissed


Sunday 22nd of May 2022

@Wendi Spraker, Ill try your way first Don't need to listen to ppl who don't have a website of their own or use unnecessary language and are rude Thank you for the recipe Have a great day

Wendi Spraker

Saturday 4th of December 2021

Sorry, Rachel. I will research this and see if I can find an answer for you. It should be very similar to cooking sausage patties in the oven which you can find on the Loaves and Dishes website. This article describes a tasty way to cook scrapple that probably gives the most flavor and a crunchy exterior to the patty.


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