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Air Fryer Scrapple

Cook up this delicious Pennsylvania Dutch breakfast staple using your air fryer or Ninja Foodi! Air Fryer Scrapple is a great way to start your day to enjoy a tasty breakfast or snack.

scrapple with a fork

Scrapple originated in Pennsylvania during the colonial era. It is a dish made of pork scraps and cornmeal that is boiled and then fried. It’s also known as ponhoss or panhaas.

Traditionally served for breakfast, scrapple is usually sliced and fried until golden brown. It can also be frozen and then reheated for a quick meal.

Can you cook scrapple in an air fryer? Yes, scrapple can be cooked in the air fryer quickly and easily!

Air frying is a healthier alternative to deep-frying as it uses less oil. This means that your food will be less greasy and have fewer calories. It’s also the best way to cook scrapple because it gives it a crispy exterior while keeping it tender on the inside.

🐖What You’ll Need

Scrapple – Most scrapple is purchased pre-made at the grocery store. It usually comes in a square-shaped package. Popular brands include Hatfield, Martin’s, and Jones.

Air Fryer – Any air fryer will do, but as always, I enjoy the Ninja Foodi for its reliability and functionality.

Spatula – A spatula is necessary to remove the scrapple from the air fryer once it’s cooked.

🔥How To Cook Scrapple In An Air Fryer

A note on time and temperature: How long it takes to cook scrapple is dependent on your individual air fryer and how thick you slice your scrapple. A good place to start is at 400F for 20 minutes and adjust as necessary.

1️⃣Preheat the air fryer: While preparing your scrapple, set the air fryer to 400F and let it preheat for 3-5 minutes.

2️⃣Slice your scrapple: Remove the scrapple from the package and slice it into 1/2 inch thick pieces using a sharp knife.

3️⃣Air fry scrapple: Place the slices in a single layer with no overlapping at the bottom of your air fryer basket. Set the timer for 20 minutes.

4️⃣Flip halfway: At the 10-minute mark, use your spatula to flip the scrapple slices. Cook for the remaining 10 minutes or less depending on the thickness of your scrapple and how fast it’s cooking.

5️⃣Remove and serve: Once the scrapple is fully cooked through to your liking. Remove with a spatula and serve with your favorite breakfast foods.

👩🏻‍🍳Scrapple Cooking Tips

  • Make scrapple fries: Instead of slicing the scrapple into large slices, cut them into french fry shapes for a fun way to enjoy.
  • Air fry frozen scrapple: If your scrapple is already sliced and frozen, you can add an additional 5 minutes to the cooking time so it defrosts and cooks evenly.
  • Single-layer only: The size of your air fryer basket will determine how many pieces you can cook at once. You may need to cook the scrapple slices in batches in order to not overcrowd.
  • Thick cut scrapple: If you’re cutting your scrapple into slices greater than 1/2 inch, be sure to add additional cooking time. You may even want to bring the temperature to 375F to make sure the outside doesn’t crisp too much while cooking the middle.

❔FAQ

What does scrapple taste like?

Scrapple has a savory flavor with a hint of sweetness coming from the cornbread. It is often compared to sausage or hams.

What do you eat scrapple with?

Scrapple is traditionally served with eggs and toast for breakfast. However, it can also be enjoyed as a snack or side dish.

How do you cook scrapple without it falling apart?

The air fryer is a great method to use when you don’t want the scrapple to fall apart. The dry heat keeps everything together and it only needs to be flipped once.

What part of the pig is scrapple made from?

Scrapple is made from the head, heart, and liver of the pig. All of the bits that are left over after the meat has been harvested.

How long does air fryer scrapple last?

Cooked scrapple will last in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for 2-3 months.

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Air Fryer Scrapple

Cook up this delicious Pennsylvania Dutch breakfast staple using your air fryer or Ninja Foodi! Air Fryer Scrapple is a great way to start your day to enjoy a tasty breakfast or snack.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 129kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer or Ninja Foodi

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Scrapple in 1/2 inch slices

Instructions

  • While preparing your scrapple, set the air fryer to 400F and let it preheat for 3-5 minutes.
  • Remove the scrapple from the package and slice it into 1/2 inch thick pieces using a sharp knife.
  • Place the slices in a single layer with no overlapping at the bottom of your air fryer basket. Set the timer for 20 minutes.
  • At the 10-minute mark, use your spatula to flip the scrapple slices. Cook for the remaining 10 minutes or less depending on the thickness of your scrapple and how fast it’s cooking.
  • Once the scrapple is fully cooked through to your liking. Remove with a spatula and serve with your favorite breakfast foods.

Nutrition

Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 218mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1183IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg

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