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Old 02-15-2020, 09:05 PM   #41
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Oh yeah! The look on my Dad's face when he saw the case of Vienna sausages in my cupboard was priceless. He told me if I needed help with groceries to just tell him. Took me a bit to convince him it was something I enjoyed.
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Old 02-15-2020, 09:12 PM   #42
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"affordable" … in fact I was at the mega-"Mart" the other day and Armor brand Vienna Sausages were 58¢ a can and there's what? seven/can ... 3 for me and 4 for him... that works … about 8¢ per sausage …
Add a scrambled Egg … $1.29/dozen=approx. 11¢ per egg

(I bought a dozen eggs at Safeway yesterday for TWELVE CENTS!!!!)

+ a scoop (1/2 cup cooked) steamed White Rice, meh let's estimate it at a penny..

Breakfast cost for the two of us cost us ONE USD!!!

Easy, cheap, maybe not health, but …
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Old 02-16-2020, 12:31 PM   #43
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Here is a recipe we have made several times. It is very good. We are great SPAM lovers. In fact, we had it for breakfast this morning.

Spam au Poivre

Coarsely ground black pepper
1 can of Spam Original, cut in four slices
Big Squeeze Yellow Mustard Barbecue Sauce, to taste (recipe follows)

Prepare the grill for direct cooking at very high heat

Apply a heavy coat of black pepper to both sides of the Spam slices. Press it down so that it stays on. Grill the slices over the hot fire for just a few minutes on each side. When the slices are golden brown and crusty looking they are done. Serve with the mustard sauce.

Big Squeeze Yellow Mustard Barbecue Sauce

3/4 cup yellow "ballpark" mustard
3/4 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 TB butter or margarine
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
1 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
2 tsp. Louisiana style hot sauce, or more to taste

Combine all of the ingredients in a saucepan, stirring to blend, and simmer over low heat for thirty minutes. Let stand at room temperature for 1 hour before using. Yield: 1 3/4 cups.

Source: "Dr. BBQ's Big-Time Barbecue Cookbook" by Ray Lampe - pub. 2005
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Old 02-16-2020, 12:38 PM   #44
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I usually don't post recipes until after we have made them, but I hope we will make this soon.

Bacon-Wrapped Spam Bites
(makes 32 pieces)

18 bacon strips
1 can (12 oz.) reduced-sodium SPAM, cut into 32 cubes
1/3 cup yellow mustard
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 garlic clove, minced

Preheat oven to 400F. Cut bacon strips crosswise in half. In a skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until partially cooked but not crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain; keep warm.

Wrap a bacon piece around each Spam cube; secure with a toothpick. Place in a 15x10x1 inch baking pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Combine mustard, syrup and garlic, drizzle over Spam. Bake until bacon is crisp, 5-10 minutes longer.

Source: Taste of Home mag. Apr/May 2019

I know you can buy Maple Bacon but I think first time trying this, we would rather use the maple syrup.
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Old 02-17-2020, 11:53 AM   #45
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I prefer Treet over Spam.
Sliced and then fried until crispy on the edges.
Put these slices on a soft bun with mayo, onion, lettuce and tomato and you really have a great sandwich.
Some people use Treet or Spam like bacon for breakfast. Fried even more crispy. Its good stuff and I always have one can on the shelf.
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Old 02-17-2020, 11:55 AM   #46
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I know you can buy Maple Bacon but I think first time trying this, we would rather use the maple syrup.
I just bought some at Costco last visit. Tastes like any other bacon to me.
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Old 02-17-2020, 08:31 PM   #47
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I don't like it, but my father does! My husband doesn't like it, luckily. My daughter likes it, however her taste in food is... repulsive!
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Old 02-18-2020, 01:37 PM   #48
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Now, I've tried both Spam® as well as Treet®
and I'll take Spam® any day of the week!

IMHO anyways, I feel that Treet® has more fat globules,
if you want to call them that.
Not as eye-appealing to me anywhos …

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Old 02-18-2020, 02:30 PM   #49
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I'll take Spam® any day of the week!

Crispy Spam, MAN! Now I'm hungry all over again!
Amen, sista!!

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Amen, sista!!

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I like to slice my Spam® on the thick side.
I only use a half brick at a time and freeze the rest.
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Old 06-07-2021, 08:40 PM   #51
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I was surprised to find it in the cupboard of a yacht when we were cruising off New Zealand. The skipper was quite keen on the stuff for brekky.

Another surprise was being told that the Japanese make a sort of sushi with SPAM, called musubi:






Must have been those postwar rations.
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Old 06-07-2021, 09:20 PM   #52
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Oh be still my heart!

I

LOVE

Spam!

Being born and raised in Hawaii,
I make all things Spam, but I
think that Musubi is probably
the hands down winner in our house.

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Old 06-07-2021, 09:33 PM   #53
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+1 pf

and we do still eat them on a, well, semi-regular basis.
I just saw this on face book, on a "local" or hawaii-based site

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spam katsu or cutlets Oh, with some katsu sauce for dipping? … must_try!!!
That's like a grab-it-with-your-fingers and eat-it-with-a-beer kinda dish, imho!

I might have made mention in this thread a ways back, spam is part of my culinary culture. The state of hawaii eats the most spam per capita in america.
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Old 06-07-2021, 09:37 PM   #54
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A part of it is post-war nostalgia. Both Hawaii, and Korea are huge Spam eaters, as was shared with them by American Soldiers. Also, It is loved in the Philippines for the same reason.

But part of it is convenience, shelf stability, and the mild spice and saltiness. It pairs well with fresh fruit, cheese, and even baked beans. It can be diced, and added to stir fries, pastas. It's good in casseroles, on pizza, mixed into cheese macaroni. . It makes a quick sandwich. either fried, or served right out of the can, especially with a fried egg, and cheese.

It's as good as canned corned beef, canned ham, or other vanned meats.

It's not at the top of my list of food cravings, but before I had to watch my sodium intake, I'd get a craving for it now and again, just like i would for canned Vienna Sausages, or gas station burritos.

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