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2013/09/22 08:22:54 (permalink)

Spam vs Treet

What is the difference between Spam and Treet and which do you prefer??  What are some of your favorite ways to cook it?
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    mbrookes
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    Re:Spam vs Treet 2013/09/22 10:51:23 (permalink)
    Treet is a low-rent version of Spam.
    Favorite ways to cook Spam?
    Stir fry with typical Chinese vegetables.
    Fry in a little bacon grease to make a sandwich
    Smear the whole block with Dijon mustard and bake just until warm
    I could go on and on. At one point is my life I was, shall we say...economically challenged. Ate a lot of Spam and tuna. I still like both of them.
     
     
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    Re:Spam vs Treet 2013/09/22 11:25:02 (permalink)
    Never had Treet.  I do like Spam though.  I like to slice it and fry it, then have it with eggs or in a sandwich.
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    Re:Spam vs Treet 2013/09/22 11:31:49 (permalink)
    Agree with mbrookes...they're essentially the same thing, but Treet was always cheaper. As a side note, I haven't seen Treet in a store since I was a kid...do they still make it?
     
    However, I don't agree on still liking either one. I don't eat them any more, since we ate a lot of it when we were economically challenged as well. Now that I have at least a little money, I'd rather eat just about anything else. However, a standard meal was to fry slices in bacon grease or butter and eat on white bread with mustard and mayonnaise. Occasionally leaf lettuce and/or tomato slices from the garden.
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    Re:Spam vs Treet 2013/09/22 12:13:14 (permalink)
    I usually buy Treet because it's less expensive, but as far as I'm concerned they're both good. I like to fry a couple of slices of either, top the slices with some cheese and make a sandwich. I also like Treet/Spam fried with eggs, and also with B&M baked beans. Years ago a friend introduced me to cubes of Spam (he was the Spam distributor in the U.S. Virgin Islands) sautéed in Cruzan rum (dark) as hors d'oeurves. I haven't done that in years. It's good.
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    Re:Spam vs Treet 2013/09/22 12:22:55 (permalink)
    Cooked SPAM single about to become a sandwich.
     


     
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    Re:Spam vs Treet 2013/09/22 12:30:47 (permalink)
    Treet similar to spam but made with a mixture of pork & chicken.    I'm looking for a copy of the label.
    Spam is make from pork shoulders with some ham cuts added.
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    Re:Spam vs Treet 2013/09/22 12:30:50 (permalink)
    Treet similar to spam but made with a mixture of pork & chicken.    I'm looking for a copy of the label.
    Spam is make from pork shoulders with some ham cuts added.
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    Re:Spam vs Treet 2013/09/22 13:16:57 (permalink)
    My wife has on occasion, made a sandwich spread using SPAM, CHEEZ WHIZ, roasted peppers and mayo, run through the blender.
    post edited by ChrisOC - 2013/09/22 13:18:44
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    Re:Spam vs Treet 2013/09/22 13:19:27 (permalink)
    Never had Treet, Spam is good for breakfast at our mountain home. Nothing like meat in a can, wonder why they don't have Scrapple in a can.............
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    Re:Spam vs Treet 2013/09/22 13:41:55 (permalink)
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    Never had Treet, Spam is good for breakfast at our mountain home. Nothing like meat in a can, wonder why they don't have Scrapple in a can.............

    Wait a minute!  You have all that good bacon and sausage and you take that nasty disgusting Spam to your mountain home???  Can you imagine if I had served Spam to Al the Mayor on the boat in Alaska?  I'd have been thrown overboard!

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    Re:Spam vs Treet 2013/09/22 14:04:11 (permalink)
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    pnwchef

    Never had Treet, Spam is good for breakfast at our mountain home. Nothing like meat in a can, wonder why they don't have Scrapple in a can.............

    Wait a minute!  You have all that good bacon and sausage and you take that nasty disgusting Spam to your mountain home???  Can you imagine if I had served Spam to Al the Mayor on the boat in Alaska?  I'd have been thrown overboard!


    Your right Lisa, I guess we could process Li'l piggy. We have two pigs ready to process, they have been eating the corn from our corn field since Aug 1st. I had my smoking guy over to see the pigs the other day, he said he could smoke two 23lb hams, bacon and jowls.........
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    Re:Spam vs Treet 2013/09/22 14:47:58 (permalink)
    Hi felix I can still find treet in certain walmarts.  I always thought that treat was a little sweeter maybe had brown sugar in it??  I could be wrong.  Michael the rum thing sounds delicious.
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    Re:Spam vs Treet 2013/09/22 15:09:48 (permalink)
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    lleechef

    pnwchef

    Never had Treet, Spam is good for breakfast at our mountain home. Nothing like meat in a can, wonder why they don't have Scrapple in a can.............

    Wait a minute!  You have all that good bacon and sausage and you take that nasty disgusting Spam to your mountain home???  Can you imagine if I had served Spam to Al the Mayor on the boat in Alaska?  I'd have been thrown overboard!


    Your right Lisa, I guess we could process Li'l piggy. We have two pigs ready to process, they have been eating the corn from our corn field since Aug 1st. I had my smoking guy over to see the pigs the other day, he said he could smoke two 23lb hams, bacon and jowls.........

    No, no no!  Don't process L'il Porkchop..........just keep eating Spam.  Sheesh.
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    Re:Spam vs Treet 2013/09/22 15:38:12 (permalink)
    Ugh! Personally, the thought of eating either makes me gag. 
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    Re:Spam vs Treet 2013/09/22 18:45:48 (permalink)
    TW-
      I have eaten, and may continue to eat, some SPAM in rustic--think Boy Scout Type-- Camping, Fried with eggs over an open fire... But I prefer 'Real Pork'  like this example of Pork Chops and Eggs at a recent visit to a Waffle House.

     
    Lisa, I would never toss you overboard...You're a keeper ~!!
     
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    Re:Spam vs Treet 2013/09/22 18:54:23 (permalink)
    Thank you Mr. Mayor!!
    You know MH is addicted to the WH, while I can't stand it, but those pork chops look a lot better than Spam!!
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    Re:Spam vs Treet 2013/09/22 18:56:31 (permalink)
    If you make fried rice try using diced spam instead of chicken or shrimp. Soy Sauce and Spam go together perfect. Add some diced pineapple to it also.
     
    Pre-bake some potatoes until just done and a little hard and refrigerate them over night. Dice up some green peppers, onions and jalapenos and saute them with some diced up Spam and a little oil. Dice up the cold potatoes and saute them with a little oil  in a separate pan until golden.  Add the sauteed diced spam and vegetables to the potatoes and cook together until combined. Making a spam hash. Top with cheese or eggs. 
     
    Shred some with a coarse box grater and deep fry until crunchy and use as a topping for hamburgers. 
     
    Slice thin and saute maybe 1/4 inch and use in a grilled cheese sandwich. 
    ...Russ
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    Re:Spam vs Treet 2013/09/22 18:59:38 (permalink)
    Save it for yourself......enjoy your filet mignon. (to Twin  hollow)
    post edited by jcheese - 2013/09/22 19:13:37
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    Re:Spam vs Treet 2013/09/22 19:20:49 (permalink)
    What I always do with Treet and Spam is leave it on the grocer's shelf.
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    Re:Spam vs Treet 2013/09/22 19:34:17 (permalink)
    Spam is what it is(Treet,also)
    Salty pork product in a can that can sit in your cupboard for, like, forever.
    If you think you can be snowed in, keep 20 cans on hand.
    I find it very tasty, could find it very comforting cooked on the woodstove when power goes out.
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    Re:Spam vs Treet 2013/09/22 22:01:23 (permalink)
    mayor al

    TW-
    I have eaten, and may continue to eat, some SPAM in rustic--think Boy Scout Type-- Camping, Fried with eggs over an open fire... But I prefer 'Real Pork'  like this example of Pork Chops and Eggs at a recent visit to a Waffle House.


    Lisa, I would never toss you overboard...You're a keeper ~!!


     
    Pork chops. It's what's for breakfast!
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    Re:Spam vs Treet 2013/09/22 22:02:39 (permalink)
    carolina bob

    What I always do with Treet and Spam is leave it on the grocer's shelf.


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    Re:Spam vs Treet 2013/09/22 22:20:00 (permalink)
    I tried one of the "designer Spam" flavors (Cracked Pepper I think) the other day. First Spam I've had in probably 30 years. I thought I used to like it but this was disgusting. It tasted like real cheap canned dogfood looks and kind of smelled similar.
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    Re:Spam vs Treet 2013/09/23 00:06:44 (permalink)
    Both of them are awful no matter how you prepare them....definitely nothing more than a lower form of dog food.
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    Re:Spam vs Treet 2013/09/23 07:11:03 (permalink)
    Tasty ideas Russ thanks
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    Re:Spam vs Treet 2013/09/23 08:41:10 (permalink)
    Just returned from a little jaunt in Honolulu and had my fair share of spam, and rice wrapped in seaweed not to mention the spam and eggs at some of the local breakfast places.
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    Re:Spam vs Treet 2013/09/23 09:54:55 (permalink)
    I was told by a Korean Doctor that a Christmas basket in S. Korea always included cans of Spam. A left over from the Korean War. I also saw a late 1940's show form England with the wife complaining about how all she could find was Spam for dinner. I guess we kept a few Brits going during 1945 and 1946!
    However, I do like it...my wife hates it and even though it is cooked, I could not eat it "raw".
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    Re:Spam vs Treet 2013/09/23 09:59:57 (permalink)
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    I was told by a Korean Doctor that a Christmas basket in S. Korea always included cans of Spam. A left over from the Korean War. I also saw a late 1940's show form England with the wife complaining about how all she could find was Spam for dinner. I guess we kept a few Brits going during 1945 and 1946!
    However, I do like it...my wife hates it and even though it is cooked, I could not eat it "raw".

    Spam is cooked!  it wouldn't keep in the can otherwise.
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    Re:Spam vs Treet 2013/09/23 11:20:02 (permalink)
    Just tried the Spam cubes sauteed in Cruzan rum. It's good
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