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How To Cook Scrapple In Air Fryer For A Delicious Breakfast
Have you been trying to figure out how to cook scrapple in air fryer? As usual, this post has got you covered. Scrapple poses the ability to enjoy a delicious, crunchy exterior while biting into a well-spiced, flavorful inside. You can enjoy scrapple for breakfast with pancakes, waffles, or even some eggs for high protein meal. It’s perfect for people who are on the go and need a load of energy to start their day. Before you can enjoy the spoils of your scrapple however you need to know how to properly prepare it.
Today, we will be walking through the perfect scrapple recipes that will have you craving scrapple instead of breakfast sausage. So, before your mouth starts watering, let’s get right into or information.
What Is An Air Fryer?
If you’re reading this, I’m going to assume you already know what an air fryer is. But if you don’t I’ll give you a simple explanation. An air fryer is an amazing kitchen appliance that gives you the ability to toss out your deep fryer. It produces crispy, beautifully golden fried foods with the use of very little oil. In the place of oil, it utilizes scorching hot air to cook your food. This air is generated using a heating coil and a high-powered fan. The heating coil, which is generally towards the bottom of your air fryer produces heat in the cooking chamber while the high-powered fan circulates that heat as hot air.
This hot air produces a Mallard effect that fries your food. Which is basically a chemical reaction between the sugars and acids in your food. This results in the same crispy, delicious, and juicy, fried foods that your heart requires.
What Makes This Recipe So Special?
- Cooking scrapple in air fryer is perfect because:
- You were able to showcase all the seasoning, spices, and flavors integrated into your grounded pork.
- Air frying your scrapple produces a golden exterior with crispy edges and juicy, soft middle.
- You can swap, tweak, or substitute any of the featured ingredients to come up with creative, new meals. Consider adding bacon grease on top of your scrapple to get some more flavor and crispiness. You would use bacon grease instead of olive oil.
- This recipe is guaranteed to give you a crispy finish and a beautiful piece of scrapple every single time you try it!
Do You Know What Scrapple Is?
Scrapple is a delicious premade loaf typically made from ground pork, cornmeal, and a selection of spices.
How Do You Use Scrapple?
When you buy scrapple at the supermarket, it will come in a block form. You would need to slice the scrapple and dredged it in seasoned flour. Use your air fryer to cook it until it’s crispy.
Can Scrapple Be Frozen?
Your scrapple can be frozen after it has been cooked. To do this simply:
- Place in an airtight container,
- Label the container as to the time and date you cooked it
- Then place it in the freezer.
Once the scrapple is in an airtight container, it should be able to last for between 3 to 6 months in the freezer. If your scrapple has not been cooked, it can still be stored using the same method in the freezer. Raw scrapple however should last between six months to a year.
How Long Will Scrapple Last If Kept In The Refrigerator?
Like sausage, when storing your leftover scrapple you will need to place it in an airtight container. Refrigerated scrapple that has already been cooked will last up to five days in the refrigerator.
Your raw scrapple should be kept in the freezer until ready to cook. Be sure to check your package for use by or expiration date.
How To Cook Scrapple In Air Fryer
Now that you understand some more about scrapple and the best practices of using it, let’s show you how to actually cook it in the air fryer. When you’re ready to cook your scrapple, open the package and select the slices that you want. Lightly spray for scrap wood oil then add your selected breading (if using). Next, lightly spritz your air fryer basket with oil then transfer your scrapple pieces into your air fryer basket. Set your air fryer to the temperature the recipe calls for and allow your scrapple pieces to become crispy and delicious. That’s it! After that, your scrapple should be ready to eat. Don’t forget to flip your scrapple midway through cooking. Enjoy it while it’s hot!
How To Cook Perfect Scrapple In Air Fryer
- Scrapple, 4 1/4 inch-thick slabs
- Instant flour, 1 cup (i like to use wondra, but any brand you have on hand will do)
- Bacon grease, 2 tbs
- Garlic powder, ½ tsp
- Onion powder, ½ tsp
- Kosher salt, ¼ tsp
- Black pepper, ¼ tsp, ground
- Cayenne pepper, ¼ tsp
- Olive oil cooking spray
- Whole butter, 2 tbs
- Slice your scrapple into four ¼ inch pieces. Lay a few pieces of clean paper towels on your countertop then add your scrapple on top. This will help to drain any excess moisture in your scrapple before frying.
- Combine your pepper, salt, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and instant flour in a large bowl. When fully combined, set aside.
- Set your bacon grease to melt and transfer to a small glass bowl then grab yourself a pastry brush.
- Use a pastry brush to paint your bacon grease onto your scrapple pieces. This will help your flour mixture stick to your scrapple.
- Once your scrapple slices are properly greased, transfer your scrapple to your seasoned flour and rotate it choose one to give it an even coating.
- Shake off excess powder then transfer your scrapple slices to your air fryer basket. Consider lightly spritz in your air fryer basket with oil before you put your scrapple pieces in to avoid your scrapple sticking to the basket.
- Spritz your scrapple pieces with cooking oil spray so that the flowers are covered. This is an optional step, however, I find that when I do not spritz the scrapple pieces before the finished product comes out looking floury.
- Set your air fryer to 360°F and allow your scrapple to cook for six minutes. You will need to fit the scrapple places midway through your cooking time. Remember that air fryer brands and models may vary. So, you will need to experiment with different temperatures and cooking times to find the perfect combination for your specific fryer.
Scrapple provides a delicious quick option for people who may not have breakfast sausages is on hand or are looking to change from breakfast sausages. It is simple to prepare. Easy to store. And comes out delicious when cooked in an air fryer. Be sure to let me know what your favorite scrapple recipes are in the comments below and if you tried my recipe above.