SPAM is a canned precooked meat product made by Hormel Foods Corporation. It consists of chopped pork shoulder with ham added, salt, water, modified potato starch and sodium nitrite. SPAM is a wonderful staple to have in your cabinet for those times you want to fix something fast. We love SPAM we do not like the other similarly canned product Treet..yuk! SPAM introduced on July 5, 1937 was "Shoulder of Pork and Ham". It has also been called many other things over the years: "Spiced Meat and Ham," "Specially Processed American Meats," "Supply Pressed American Meats," "Something Posing as Meat," "Specially Processed Artificial Meat," and "Stuff, Pork and Ham."
SPAM can be found in a variety of different flavors. There is even a Hormel SPAM Museum in Austin, Minnesota! World War II introduced SPAM to consumers around the world. US soldiers carried SPAM in their K-rations. Many of them had SPAM for every meal and grew to hat the product. Today Hawaii leads all state in SPAM consumption. You can find SPAM festivals, SPAM sculpting contests, SPAM cooking contests, SPAM cookbooks, and a SPAMMOBILE! There are also SPAM products such as t-shirts, mugs, etc. Go to www.spam.com to find recipes, recipe exchange, fun and games, SPAM shop, and products. In the SPAM shop you can find clothes, toys, kitchen & housewares, and more things than you would ever imagine. You can also join the SPAM fan club on the site!
This can of SPAM shows to just add SPAM to your Mac and Cheese which is a good way to eat it. We love to slice SPAM and brown in a skillet to have as a quick meat for a meal especially with eggs and toast. We dice SPAM and add to omelets or other things we are cooking to get that meat flavor. We slice it and eat it cold on sandwiches. We put it in our lunches cubed with a little barbecue sauce poured on top. If you watch the sales a can of SPAM can be found for $1.99 and depending on how you use it the can will feed two people one or two meals. That is a good deal in today's economy. Don't knock it till you try it!
BARBECUED SPAM SANDWICHES
1 CAN SPAM
1 CUP BARBEQUE SAUCE
1 CUP PREPARED COLESLAW
1 LOAF FRENCH BREAD, CUT INTO 4 PIECES, SPLIT AND TOASTED
Slice the SPAM into thin slices. Combine the sliced SPAM and barbeque sauce in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook until heated through. Spoon meat and sauce onto the bottom halves of the toasted bread. Top with coleslaw, and then the other half of the pieces of bread.
GRILLED CHEESE SPAM SANDWICH
1 CAN SPAM
4 SLICES OF BREAD
8 SLICES KRAFT AMERICAN CHEESE
Slice the SPAM into thin slices. Pan fry SPAM until lightly browned on both sides. Butter bread slices on one side. Put buttered side of bread down in hot skillet. Put a piece of cheese on top of the bread. Put two slices of SPAM on top of the cheese. Put another piece of cheese on top of the SPAM. Top with piece of bread butter side up. Toast both sides of sandwich until golden brown. Cut sandwich diagonally and serve with chips and dill pickle spear. OMG GOOD!!!