Pennsylvania Dutch company Russian Pepper USA has created “Vegan Scrapple” made from shiitake mushrooms.
Scrapple -also known as panhaas or “pan rabbit”– is a traditional Pennsylvania Dutch pork-based dish; pork scraps are mixed with trimmings and spices, and then combined with cornmeal and wheat flour.
Instead of pork, Russian Pepper’s nut-free vegan version uses shiitake mushrooms, white polenta, onions, and garlic to make what the brand believes is “even better than the real thing.”
“This recipe turns the entire concept of scrapple on its head,” notes Russian Pepper on its website. “Instead of using the lowest grade materials, such as animal offal and cornmeal, this vegan scrapple uses the highest quality herbs and spices and freshest ingredients available.”
“This vegan scrapple provides you a healthier alternative to that favorite panhaas that you may have abandoned for all the right reasons.”