This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com
For anyone who has never tried Spam, it is a canned meat by Hormel, made of pork shoulder and ham. It looks like a pink brick when you first take it out of the can. A lot of people hate it, but there are a great number of fans out there. My parents actually introduced me to Spam. Since they were kids during World War II, they grew up eating Spam as a special treat. Meat was scarce back then so having a little meat, even from a can, was a good thing. My Mom made me Spam and cheese sandwiches with mayonnaise on white bread up until high school when I got too “grown up” to bring Mom’s lunches to school.
When our family visited Hawaii a few years ago, we found fast food places like McDonald’s actually served Spam, egg and rice for breakfast. We tried it and it was pretty good. They love Spam they actually had a Spam Festival.
There are lots of ways to cook Spam, but here are my favorites.
Spam and rice
Slice Spam into thin slices. Fry in a bit of oil until browned and sprinkle sugar on top, and a few drops of soy sauce. Serve with scrambled eggs and white rice.
Make a breakfast sandwich with Spam, a fried egg and American cheese between two pieces of sliced bread.
I’ve had good results pan-frying Spam as well as cooking it on the grill, oven or convection oven. I know it comes fully cooked but I prefer is cooked crisp and slightly browned.
This is not a paid endorsement and I have no connection to Hormel. I am always on the lookout for inexpensive foods with have a good shelf life that the family likes. It comes in various flavors such as bacon, black pepper, turkey, jalapeno and hickory smoke. I think Spam is a worthy addition to the larder, as it is actually pretty tasty if you cook it the right way.
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