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Old 01-17-2011, 02:44 PM   #21
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We had "spamburgers" as a kid, and is still a great comfort food to me. You grind up a can of spam with an onion, and about 1 1/2" slice of velveeta cheese, add a can of cream of chicken soup, then spread it just a little less than 1/2" thick on somewhat stale hotdog or hamburger buns, then broil until golden brown. They are soooooo good!
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Old 01-17-2011, 03:02 PM   #22
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Spam is a once-a-year purchase when laying in hurricane supplies. I discovered that they even make 'Spam singles' in a little foil pouch - not bad emergency meat. Ah, yes -- batteries, toilet paper, and Spam.
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Old 01-17-2011, 04:36 PM   #23
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Spam is real meat, pork to be exact. It is cut up with pork fat, seasoned with too much salt, a little smoke flavoring, and sodium nitrites. It is pressed into a can, sealed, and cooked in the can. It was developed as a way to easily provide meat to soldiers in one of the world wars, I don't remember which. If I'm not mistaken, isn't there a Spam processing plant in Hawaii?

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Old 01-17-2011, 05:29 PM   #24
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In general, we have a high tolerance for salty foods... but the last time we had spam, it was like eating a spam-flavored salt block. Because the husband loves it, we'll have it again, but this time we'll try the 'low-sodium' version... Hopefully, that version will be be more edible.

I grew up having to eat it straight from the can... ugh... if you don't fry it first, it's not really edible in my humble opinion. ;)
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Old 01-17-2011, 05:53 PM   #25
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I had friends that used to wax poetic about spam and onion sandwiches. I don't quite remember but i think they said that they grill them.
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:06 PM   #26
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In general, we have a high tolerance for salty foods... but the last time we had spam, it was like eating a spam-flavored salt block. Because the husband loves it, we'll have it again, but this time we'll try the 'low-sodium' version... Hopefully, that version will be be more edible.

I grew up having to eat it straight from the can... ugh... if you don't fry it first, it's not really edible in my humble opinion. ;)
Give my sandwich spread a try (a few posts into this thread). Nothing like eating Spam out of the can, but not salty either. I have made pinwheels with it (flour tortilla rolled with filling, then sliced into pinwheels) and no one even realized it was Spam.

I don't like how salty Spam is when it is fried either, but when we were really low on food we had some beans and a can of Spam. I cubed the Spam and fried it, then I added it to the beans toward the end of their cooking, and it was pretty good.

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Old 01-17-2011, 07:09 PM   #27
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When I was in Pakistan Spam brought in from Dubai was a big hit.... I usually had two cans in my bag.
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:35 PM   #28
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When I was a young, my older sister and I would slice it up room temperature and make sandwiches with mustard. We would get in trouble because that was a planned meat for a meal to feed the family of 7. My mother would slice it, dip in egg then cracker crumbs and fry it. Spam Chops!
Now I will have to scour the cabinets and see if I have any.
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:49 PM   #29
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Give my sandwich spread a try (a few posts into this thread). Nothing like eating Spam out of the can, but not salty either. I have made pinwheels with it (flour tortilla rolled with filling, then sliced into pinwheels) and no one even realized it was Spam.

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That reminds me, hubby loves deviled ham on crackers, I bet he would love your spam sandwich spread as well. Kind of a similar concept... I'll have to try it out on him...
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That reminds me, hubby loves deviled ham on crackers, I bet he would love your spam sandwich spread as well. Kind of a similar concept... I'll have to try it out on him...
Let me know how he likes it. It is my husband's favorite!

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