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May 10, 2008 05:30 AM

SPAM.....Who buys it?

I find this to be a great mystery. Anyone I talk to makes a face when I mention buying a can of Spam. But every store I go into is well stocked with this canned meat. Someone must be buying it.
Is anyone care to 'fess up and/or share recipes? I am willing to admit that I enjoy fried Spam and eggs once in a while, and I seem to remember a dip that involved Spam, Velveeta and a food processor.

Anyone else?

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    1. That dip which involved spam, Velveeta and a food processor: are you sure there wasn't a (raw) whole fish in the recipe, too?

      1. Breakfast Sandwich. Lightly toasted sourdough bread, mayo, sliced beefsteak tomato, two thin pices of fried spam, and a fried egg. All together it tastes pretty good!

        1. The most disgusting recipe I have yet read (makes Kraft Dinner seem like haute cuisine):

          Categories: Main dish
          Yield: 8 servings

          1 pk Frozen french fry potatoes,
          -thawed (20 oz)
          2 c Shredded Cheddar cheese
          2 c Sour cream
          1 cn Condensed cream of chicken
          -soup (10 3/4 oz)
          1 cn SPAM Luncheon Meat, cubed
          -(12 oz)
          1/2 c Chopped red bell pepper
          1/2 c Chopped green onion
          1/2 c Finely crushed corn flakes

          Heat oven to 350'F. In large bowl, combine potatoes, cheese, sour
          cream, and soup. Stir in SPAM, bell pepper, and green onion. Spoon
          into 13x9″ baking dish. Sprinkle with crushed flakes. Bake 30-40
          minutes or until thoroughly heated.

          4 Replies
          1. re: mrbozo

            My friend sent me this recipe. We both wondered if there wasn't some sort of processed ingredients that could be substituted for the apparently freshly chopped pepper and onion! Freshness seems so out-of-character for this particular recipe.

            1. re: nofunlatte

              you could buy both frozen chopped onion and frozen sliced bell peppers.

              Hawaii consumes more spam per capita than any other US state, although I think some of the Pacific Trust Territories may consume even more than that. Spam and egg sandwiches, Spam musubi, spam fried rice, fried spam as a breakfast meat, spam in saimin (ramen), you name it, we will find a way to use it here.

            2. re: mrbozo

              That recipe of Mrbozo's seems to need about 2 cups of Miracle Whip. Also surprising to see the use of corn flakes when one could easily use LaChoy canned Chow mein noodles. Then it could be labeled Chinese.

              1. re: FoodFuser

                For shame - you'd be sucking nutrition out of the dish by doing that, though admittedly one could stretch an extra serving or two with your additions.