Do you realize that there are some people who will not even admit to eating SPAM or worse yet liking the stuff? They revere SPAM in Hawaii, they serve it at all their finest restaurants and they even make SPAM sushi. People are even willing to pay ten times the cost for a serving of SPAM prepared in some fancy manner by some notable chef when they could buy the whole SPAM, can, pull top and all for a few dollars.
I’ll admit it, I’ve eaten SPAM more than once in my life and I would be willing to do it again without feeling one ounce of shame. I just can’t eat it straight out of the can (I think it smells like lesser quality pet food). I must have my SPAM kissed by the heat of a nice hot skillet. I prefer my SPAM sliced and fried, served with a couple eggs over easy or sliced and fried and dressed up cheeseburger style and slapped on a bun.
So to all of you SPAM-aphobics out there who have been brainwashed into deleting SPAM from your everyday life. Think again, give it a chance and restore SPAM’s dignity and welcome it back into your homes.
Here are a couple recipes to get you started.
SPAM and Cheese Pie
1 cup SPAM, cut in 1/2" cubes
Line a 9" pie plate with crescent rolls pour in SPAM mixture. Use 1 roll to make a lattice top. Bake 1 hour at 325 degrees for 25 minutes.
Sweet and Sour SPAM
1/3 cup brown sugar
Cook over medium heat until mixture boils and thickens. Stir in pineapple chunks, onion and green pepper and diced SPAM. Reduce heat and simmer until heated, serve over rice.
FYI- Classic SPAM is about 175 calories per 2oz. serving, sodium is a little high but they do have a low sodium version.