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Do you have any good recipes that involve spam? You know, that meat nobody likes?

Asked by Symbeline (30493 points ) December 30th, 2009

Yeah, I mean, I was poor all my life, and still am, so I totally appreciate spam. Other than creepy sandwiches though, I don’t know what to use it in. I don’t have much imagination. Can you help out? What can I use it in? Sarcasm and smartass answers welcome. :)

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BanginBaxter's avatar

Spam A la Mode garnished with some micro greens….Voila!!:)

Grisaille's avatar

Fried spam. Cheese. Bread.

faye's avatar

I like spam. I have a recipe for spam quiche from my gmail site that I aim to try.

CorwinofAmber's avatar

This might quench your passionate affinity for canned pork-product:
Polynesian bake

¼ cup lemon juice 12-oz can SPAM, cut into 7 slices
¼ cup apricot preserves Dried apricots
1 tbsp prepared mustard Maraschino cherries
¼ tsp pepper Mushrooms
1 fresh pineapple

Heat oven to 350. In small bowl combine lemon juice, preserves, mustard and pepper; stir to blend. With sharp knife, halve the pineapple, cutting through foliage and fruit. Cut flesh away from skin; slice crosswise to yield 6 slices. Use remaining pineapple half in fresh fruit salad or serve fresh pineapple with other meals. Alternate pineapple, SPAM slices to form loaf; place in halved pineapple. Brush with apricot mixture. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until heated through, brushin with marinade every 15 minutes. Garnish with dried apricots, maraschino cherries or fluted mushrooms. Yield: 6 servings
N’joy

AstroChuck's avatar

The meat that nobody likes? You’ve obviously never been to Hawaii.

Symbeline's avatar

@AstroChuck Yeah, I heard that in the Philippines, Spam is like what steak is to us.

csimme01's avatar

There are a few good suggestions here

Haleth's avatar

It’s actually pretty good if you slice it and fry it up with veggies in a stir-fry. Eat it with white rice.

YARNLADY's avatar

You can use it for anything you would use ham or even bacon. It is also a good substitute for most pork dishes.

gemiwing's avatar

Spam a’la King is yummy.

Make a mushroom gravy/roux and put sliced spam in it. Pour that over toast.

I was fifteen before I realized that Spam was not a treat to other families. I was happy to have meat. Ahh innocence.

rangerr's avatar

When I was a not-vegetarian, I would eat Spam out of the can.

Symbeline's avatar

@rangerr I’ve done that often, and I’m not, or ever have been, a vegetarian.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

I saw a cookbook on sale last time I was in Philippines. They actually consider the stuff a delicacy there. “American Food” has snob appeal there. They treat McDonalds as if it were a four-star dining experience and save the cups to display in their homes.

rooeytoo's avatar

I fry it in a little olive oil then eat it with corn. I don’t know why but I love spam and corn. I don’t have it very often though, it is pretty fatty.

dpworkin's avatar

If you have a gmail account, go to your Spam folder. At the top you will see a recipe for Spam. Each time you refresh the page, the recipe will change. Gotta love Google.

Austinlad's avatar

Spam, like snails, is an acquired taste. Me, I never acquired it.

aprilsimnel's avatar

SPAM™, eh? Luxury. As a poor child, I’d’ve died for some SPAM. SPAM was too expensive for us. My mum only got those ‘orrible little aluminium tins of some shite that called itself “potted meat” on the label from the local food pantry. I don’t know what the hell it was supposed to be. Looked like sludge, quite frankly. She had to give me the stinkeye before I’d eat the stuff. Ugh.

Anyway, here are a few recipes for SPAM. I’ve had it once. I didn’t like it.

I always suspected that more than one Python (and more than a few members of their live audience) had to grow up with SPAM for their suppers during the post-WWII rationing in the UK. No wonder the audience howls in laughter when Graham shrieks, “I DON’T LIKE SPAM!”

mzgator's avatar

In Kauai they eat Spam Musabi. It’s kinda like a California roll, but with Spam. Our best friends are locals. They love Spam! Their kids bring Spam Musabi to picnics . I hate the taste of Spam!

faye's avatar

@pdworkin Yes, that’s where my Spam quiche recipe comes from.

Grisaille's avatar

@aprilsimnel Ain’t nothin’ like living on crackers, 4/$1 ramen noodles and government cheese. Fun times.

aprilsimnel's avatar

@Grisaille – Sho ‘nuff, now!

TexasDude's avatar

This sounds pretty good.

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