PA Dutch Edition: Stoltzfus Meats

One of my favorite things about travelling is the oppportunity to get what I call “road food”, i.e. cheap but filling regional specialties that I can’t get at home. Often, you have to go pretty far off the beaten path to find them, but once you do, you’ll go out of your way with glee just to go back.

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This egg, cheese and scrapple wrap ($2.99) at Stoltzfus Meats in Intercourse, PA is one of those items. Granted, it doesn’t look like much to sing the praises over based on the picture above. But oh, my god was it good. I’m not a huge scrapple fan all on its own, due to the dubious nature of its contents (and the fact it takes a bit of skill to prepare well when you’re cutting into slabs and frying it), but in this wrap, the other ingredients turned it into something truly special.

Imagine, if you will – scrapple on a buttered grill, chopped up and fried. On a separate part of the buttered grill, 2 eggs fried, but chopped a bit during cooking to firm up the yolks. Both items put together and slathered with American cheese. Then everything wrapped in a tortilla and grilled on yet another part of the buttered grill. Swoon.

Paul and I ended up splitting one. And hopefully on the way back home, we’ll be out of here early enough to get one (they stop making them at 11am). Either way, we’re stopping at Stoltzfus for other items, and scrapple is definitely on the list. Theirs has great seasoning, and freezes well.

While you’re there, hit the Intercourse Pretzel Company next door for some of their brown buttered soft pretzels. :)

If you’d like to go: Stoltzfus Meats and Deli, Cross Keys Village Center, 3614 E. Newport Rd, Intercourse, PA, 717.768.7287

6 thoughts on “PA Dutch Edition: Stoltzfus Meats

  1. I know Dutch in this case comes from “deutsch” (German) but I think there is something in the part of Holland where I live now that is remarkably similar to scrapple and is eaten for lunch/breakfast, called “Balkenbrij” (unable to translate). When ready you let it cool, slice in slabs and grill! Amazing how dishes travel through years and continents and stay recognizable.

  2. This is similar to goetta, something I ate a lot growing up in Cincinnati.

    It’s better when you don’t think about what you’re actually eating hehe.

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  4. Hello
    Have you or are you familiar with waffle cakes (dutch or amish from fairgrounds) If so how may I purchase them or make them please. These are so hard to find in L.A. but we always get them at Columbus State Fair.
    Thanks
    April Norris

  5. Re: Katie

    I have to tell you, as a girl who grew up in Cincy and now lives in Maryland, goetta and scrapple are NOTHING alike. Goetta has much more texture, looks a little less like mystery meat, and tastes much better, as far as I’m concerned.

  6. Katie,
    I moved from Columbus 30 yrs. ago and one of my greatest memories was the scrapple sold in the Big Bear Stores. I know the stores are now closed, but I've been attempting to find out where Big Bear bought its scrapple. If you or your readers can help, I'd appreciate it.

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