Love it or hate it, spam has developed a cult following for be invented in 1937. Although salted canned meat may be repulsive to some, its versatility and flavor can be used to enhance a wide variety of dishes. It can also be the star of a dish – usually enjoyed with a side of white rice and a fried egg. What’s your favorite recipe using Spam? Let us know in the comments.
The rumors are true: The Aloha State works on Spam musubis. Before visiting Hawaii, I had only heard how much the locals loved spamming; it wasn’t until I saw Spam musubis being sold in every convenience store that I realized the extent of it. They are also simple to assemble. Lightly fry the spam in soy sauce and brown sugar, use the meat to sandwich white rice and wrap it in seaweed. You can buy a rice press on Amazon for less than $8 to create perfectly formed Spam musubis every time you put “50 First Dates”.
Recipe: Favorite Family Recipes
The beauty of fried rice is that you can add or subtract as many ingredients as you want, and no one can say you’re wrong. To make Spam Fried Rice, fry two beaten eggs and sauté cubed Spam in soy, oyster sauce and brown sugar. Mix eggs and meat with your cooked rice (leftover rice is best) with peas and carrots (or any other vegetable you prefer). Enjoy.
Recipe: Christie at home
Perhaps the most classic Spam dish is perfect for breakfast and couldn’t be easier to prepare: Lightly sauté the Spam in oil and soy sauce and serve with rice and eggs. fried or scrambled. Pro Tip: Add some spiciness and sweetness by pouring in some Sriracha and shaking in some furikake, a dry Japanese condiment.
Recipe: eat richly
This one will ignite your taste buds, but in the best way. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook your Spam for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown. Top each slice with cheese and serve on your choice of bun (we recommend brioche burger buns) and enjoy with toppings such as caramelized onions, vegetables, spicy mayonnaise or a fried egg.
Recipe: serious eating
If you like adding bacon to your mac and cheese, try replacing it with spam. To recreate this recipe, add fried spam (sautéed for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown) to cooked macaroni and top with cheese and butter. Try adding pinches of nutmeg, cayenne pepper and a pinch of Dijon mustard.
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Slices of spam, green onions, and a fried egg in a flavorful broth make restaurant-worthy, store-bought cheap ramen. Cook the noodles according to the ramen packet instructions (don’t forget to add the seasoning packet), combine with your fried Spam and top the noodles with fried or boiled eggs; garnish with green onions.
Recipe: The Omnivore Cookbook
Savor the tangy combination of this Korean classic with julienned carrots, cucumbers and spinach. Place a sheet of dried seaweed called nori and layer the rice and Spam (cut into strips) with the vegetables. Roll it into a cylinder, cut it into bite-size pieces and enjoy. You can buy a treadmill to ensure a perfect shape every time.
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Recreate these spicy and tangy tacos by first sautéing Spam over medium-high heat until lightly browned. Add the taco seasoning and a little water, then lower the heat to a simmer and let the Spam continue to cook for a few minutes. Warm up your tortillas and serve them with toppings like avocado, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, onions and olives. Garnish with lemon juice and Sriracha (optional).
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This Hawaiian Spam Skillet recipe will have you dreaming of piña coladas and beautiful beaches. In a large skillet, cook your Spam for a few minutes and add the bacon, pineapple, mango, cumin, smoked paprika, salt and garlic powder. Cook 6 to 8 minutes or until golden brown. Serve over a bed of rice and drizzle with balsamic glaze for extra umami. For extra flair, try serving it in a cut-up pineapple.
If you are a fan of fried foods, this one is for you. Coat the sliced Spam in a mixture of beaten eggs and dredge with a little flour or cornstarch. Repeat this step twice to make sure your spam is completely covered. Place in a frying pan filled with oil and fry for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and crispy. Serve with a dip of your choice (we recommend a tangier sweet sauce to counter the salty taste of Spam).
Recipe: Panlasang Pinoy
Budae Jigae, also known as army stew or army basic stew, is a popular Korean dish that incorporates processed foods such as spam, sausages, canned baked beans, and sliced cheese. The dish was invented by locals after the Korean War as a means of selling food to American soldiers in search of familiar ingredients. The recipe is simple to make: Put everything in a pot with a little chicken broth and cook for about 8 minutes. Add the tofu and cheese last, as they will cook the fastest.
Recipe: my korean food