Newfoundland Scrunchions Recipe

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“Newfoundland scrunchions are a beloved and iconic dish that holds a special place in Newfoundland and Labrador’s culinary heritage. These small, crispy bits of salted pork fat are rendered until they are golden and crunchy. Scrunchions are traditionally used as a flavorful topping or garnish, adding a burst of savory goodness to a variety of dishes. They are commonly sprinkled over fish and brewis, boiled potatoes, and salt fish. The irresistible crunch and salty flavor of scrunchions create a delightful contrast and elevate the overall taste of a dish. Newfoundlanders take pride in their scrunchions, as they represent a connection to the land and sea, embodying the resilience and resourcefulness of the province’s culinary traditions.”

Newfoundland Scrunchions Recipe:
  • ½ pound Salt Pork, diced

Fry and stir salt pork in a frying pan over medium heat until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Pour both Scrunchions and drippings over fish and Brews or boiled Salt fish.

Salt Pork (Fatback)
Salt Fish and Brewis
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