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Old 12-27-2012, 05:27 AM   #1
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ISO - Spam Recipes


It's time to use and replenshish my hurricane kit, which includes a couple cans of Spam. I haven't eaten Spam since I was a kid and the only way I've ever eat it is pan fried and spambuger (bun, lettuce, pickle, mayo, etc). I'm not much of a cook and generally like simple food.

So what's your favorite way to prepare Spam?


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Old 12-27-2012, 08:43 AM   #2
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Grind a can of Spam along with 3 or 4 sweet pickles in a meat grinder (or chop well in food processor - or chop finely with a knife).

Stir in enough Miracle Whip (or mayonnaise if you prefer) to moisten.

Spread on bread or crackers.

This is my husband's and my favorite way to eat Spam.

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Old 12-27-2012, 10:17 AM   #3
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Spam is like Velveeta and McDonalds.

It's one of those things people love to hate but sometimes it's what is needed and there are no substitutes.

Pan fried is the only way to go
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:25 AM   #4
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I've used it diced in a Denver omelet. I understand in Hawaii they put it in stir-fries, although I haven't tried that.
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:58 AM   #5
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Fried rice with spam is excellent.

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Old 12-27-2012, 12:10 PM   #6
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I had a girlfriend that during hard times she took a whole spam, scored it, put cloves in the diamonds and poured crushed pineapple over it. It fed her and her husband an elegant first anniversary meal.

Hormel (the maker of Spam) has a site with recipes for Spam. On rare occassions, I will buy the Lite can of Spam. Far less salt and really edible.

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Old 12-28-2012, 11:36 AM   #7
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My mother used to make a "pizza burger" using Spam. I have the recipe someplace. But it was probably something like this one. I remember she'd haul out the meat grinder to make them. Can't say that I've eaten them since I was in grade school (these were served in the cafeteria).

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Old 12-28-2012, 11:54 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Addie View Post
I had a girlfriend that during hard times she took a whole spam, scored it, put cloves in the diamonds and poured crushed pineapple over it. It fed her and her husband an elegant first anniversary meal.

my mom made something like that for my siblings and i (there's 6 of us) many years ago. it never occurred to me that it might have been because we were short on money. it was delicious nonetheless, as was/is all of my mom's cooking, so that never mattered.

for me, pan fried on polish rye with raw onions and spicy brown mustard is the way to go.
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:17 PM   #9
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I don't eat SPAM but if I did I'd do spicy SPAM fried rice with crab, pineapple, and black pepper, topped with minced cilantro and a drizzle of Sriracha. Or maybe slice it thin and do a roasted veggies and SPAM pizza. It's been so long since I've eaten SPAM that I can't tell if it would make a good breakfast taco, but I'd be willing to saute up some cubes of it and scramble it in with some eggs, and throw all that in a good corn tortilla with some roasted habanero salsa.
Might be interesting to make smoked SPAM and serve it similar to barbecue.
I'd even be willing to do a SPAM pâté or a SPAM consomme and see where that experiment leads.
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I treat it like bacon, sliced very thin and crisped. My friend serves chunks of pineapple and spicy Spam on toothpicks with a Tamari, ginger and garlic dipping sauce. I tried the jalapeno and also the black pepper Spam. Not bad! Of course, Spam is a once a month thing for us.

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