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Sep 24, 2007 03:40 PM

spam recipes?

please dont flame me.
i like spam.. i admit it. usually friend thin and crisp with friend eggs over rice.
and spam "sushi"... yum.

but i would love some other spam recipes if anyone is willing to share?


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  1. Mmmmm, Spam. Tastes like Hawai'i.

    You nailed my two favorite preparations, but how about Spam fried rice? Or macaroni & cheese with Spam chunks? Or skewered Spam with Kula onion wedges and pineapple? Guilty pleasures one and all...

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    1. Childhood lunch favorite was "Squaw Corn": cut Spam into large dice, beat together eggs and a small can of cream-style corn with a bit of salt and plenty of pepper. Melt butter (or rough equivalent) in a skillet and fry the Spam chunks until brown and frizzed on the edges, then pour in the egg/corn mixture. Stir until it's no longer runny and serve to whoever needs to feel some love. I don't think there have ever been exact measurements for this - you'll have to figure out the egg/corn ratio just like I do, but it's really hard to screw up.

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      1. re: Will Owen

        eeee, do you really need to put butter in the pan? Isn't the spam fatty enough? Otherwise it sound really interesting :)

        1. re: Morganna

          You must understand that this was ca. 1949. Fat = nutrition in 1949. It was referred to in the ads as "Food Energy". Anyway, the Spam didn't really give off more than enough fat to fry itself, and not nearly enough to keep the eggs from sticking. Remember, there's a fair amount of sugar involved here (more Food Energy!), and that can weld anything to a hot skillet.

          No, you have to pretend you don't know about any of the things that we've been taught to be on the lookout for over the last fifty years, and care only that your lunch tastes comfortably yummy and offers plenty of Food Energy...all of which, to be brutally honest, works for me.

          1. re: Will Owen

            yeah, I guess you're right, spam wouldn't release enough fat for keeping eggs from sticking.

            I'm not particularly scared of fat, myself. My dietitian, however, is evil about it. ;) but I only have one more meeting with her next month, then I'm free of her tyranny. ;)

      2. Since I don't eat the stuff, the best I can suggest is trying the company site, at

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        1. re: Shayna Madel

          That would have been my recommendation. I love fried bologna on bread with mustard, so why not Spam? I like the stuff. Some tv channel recently had the story on how this pork shoulder became an icon.

          I recently tried Scrapple, though, and that leaves much to be desired.

          1. re: dolores

            Instead of Spam or bologna, try fried mortadella on a sandwich.

            Also, Scapple is awesome!

          2. re: Shayna Madel

            The thing I find very funny, informative, and interesting is that in google's email service - GMail - if you open your spam folder, the small story/advertiser links that appear at the top of the page show nothing but recipes for spam luncheon meat.

            That, actually, was what drove me to search for this topic, because I was curious if anyone had any chow-worthy recipes using spam -- which one normally thinks of as oxymoronic (chowhoundworthy and spam that is).

            It's been a *looong* time since I had any spam, but I suppose I wouldn't mind giving it a try again, if there's a good recipe using it. =)

          3. Any place you'd use hot dogs or bacon, I'd use Spam. I may get seriously chastised, but it mixes in nicely with Kraft mac 'n cheese (add broccoli to feel less guilty). Spam and egg sandwiches.

            I like it for fried rice because you can keep a can of Spam in the cupboard for a long time, where you may not always have leftover meat in the fridge. Maybe teriyaki Spam over rice?

            There is a whole Spam cookbook, but it goes into areas of food that scare me. I'm assuming you want recipes of things you'll actually eat, not Spam desserts or anything. =)

            I prefer Spam sliced thin, as opposed to eating large chunks of it. I don't think you can get any better than spam, rice, and a fried egg, though.

            1. I secretly indulge in spam with lots of mayo on Wonderbread sandwiches. Only way I eat it and damned, now I am starting to crave.

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              1. re: Quine

                Oh yeah. With a side of baked beans to dip your sandwich in.
                Spam and beans was always the way my mom served it. Great combo.