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Pennsylvania Dutch Pork Chops
Being their own butchers, in most instances, for several hundred years, the Dutch had every opportunity to make varied meat dishes. They never developed the "steak-chop complex" so common today, a complex which disdains to eat anything but steaks and chops. The Dutch, on the contrary, were the first in America to use the by-products of meat products with great ingenuity and skill. That is why Philadelphia Scrapple was born, and many sausages, aspics, etc. The Dutch cooked a wide variety of meat dishes and used all the techniques of appetizingly cooking the lesser cuts of meats, which every cookery expert knows to be the real test of a cook. The Dutch knew how to make meat products of the utmost savor and taste, and also how to cook it. True, a large number of the more illiterate and backward and poor subsisted monotonously on ham and a limited diet, but in all above-average households a remarkable variety of meat dishes were known and served-actually a wider variety than the household of today, with all its enlarged scope of foods available.

Far West Meats, Meat Packers, Highland, CA