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Bushie

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Spam Mon, 04/28/03 4:49 PM (permalink)
Here's one that's sure to turn a few stomachs. We've talked about bologna, but do any of you like Spam? I hadn't had any Spam literally for years. Last week, I picked up a small can just on a whim. This morning, I took a bagel, spread some goat cheese on it, then laid on some slices of lightly fried Spam. It tasted GREAT!

I'm curious to hear other opinions of this oft-maligned "meat".
 
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    topferment

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    • Location: Wichita, KS
    RE: Spam Mon, 04/28/03 6:50 PM (permalink)
    Bushie, I was fed this often as a kid. I still love it, but I just make it an occasional "treat" now. Try it pan fried for a sandwich. I like lots of mayo on whole wheat. I will also use it for the meat in my fried rice. I have heard it is quite popular in hawaii.
     
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      Bushie

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      RE: Spam Mon, 04/28/03 7:22 PM (permalink)
      topferment (great name), the one time I visited Honolulu, we went to see Pearl Harbor, and the guide told us that Hawaii is the largest consumer of Spam in the world. Since they don't grow much livestock there, they use Spam as a base in rice and vegetable dishes at home. I thought that was interesting!
       
      #3
        Sundancer7

        RE: Spam Mon, 04/28/03 7:32 PM (permalink)
        Getting old really sucks. All the things that I use to enjoy with careless disregard, I can no longer enjoy. Spam was so universal useable with everything. I even visited their museum which I think was in Minnesota. Sorry about being non-specific because it has been a while since I was there and I travel every week. I had spam on the grill, fried, baked, boiled ,french fried and probably a few other ways.

        Another thing that I used to enjoy, but can no longer consume is those little weiners in a can that come every which way but loose. I have bought them packed in Tabasco, and several other ways.

        My doc took me off most of this stuff when my cholestrol started peaking. Now my joy in life is my liquor and lettuce diet. Lettuce sucks but with a shot or two, you do not really care.

        Paul E. Smith
        Knoxville, TN
         
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          Bushie

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          RE: Spam Mon, 04/28/03 8:49 PM (permalink)
          Sundancer, you make me laugh. You're talking about Vienna Sausages, aren't you? We used to eat those with crackers on fishing trips.

          Also, the name of the town is Austin, Minnesota. Down here in Austin, TX, we feel a special kinship to them, so we hold a festival in their honor every year; the Spamarama. It's basically a "Spam cookoff", and you'll see just about every dish you could think of made with Spam. It's great fun.
           
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            Sundancer7

            RE: Spam Mon, 04/28/03 8:59 PM (permalink)
            quote:
            Originally posted by Bushie

            Sundancer, you make me laugh. You're talking about Vienna Sausages, aren't you? We used to eat those with crackers on fishing trips.

            Also, the name of the town is Austin, Minnesota. Down here in Austin, TX, we feel a special kinship to them, so we hold a festival in their honor every year; the Spamarama. It's basically a "Spam cookoff", and you'll see just about every dish you could think of made with Spam. It's great fun.



            Vienna ? Sausages is the name. Being old also has other problems. I enjoyed those little suckers so cotton picking much. Pull the tab, drain the fluid, get a soda cracker, crack a cold beer, put a little tabasco on the little devil and inhale. Blood sludge and Oh! Ah! so good.

            I was bass fishing with a buddy of mine last fall. We fished Watts Bar lake in East TN. Caught our limit and decided to relax close to Hiwasse Wildlife Refuge where the Hiwassee River intersects with the Tennessee River. Huge Island there. We anchored and he opened a huge chest of food which included Vienna Sausages and sardines. We relaxed for several hours with this tasty stinky food along with some of JD's best. One of the best fall days I have ever had. We did have a desiginated driver.

            Paul E. Smith
            Knoxville, TN
             
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              scbuzz

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              • Location: Sumter, SC
              RE: Spam Tue, 04/29/03 7:50 AM (permalink)
              I like spam too! (breaks into the Monty Python SPAM, SPAM, SPAM song). My favorite way is to fry a few slices in the frying pan and eat on bread with mayo as topferment mentioned !

              Sundancer you remind me of some great times in my youth. I would go fishing with my father when I was young and he would always pack our "fishing" lunch. A cooler of sodas and several cans of vienna sausages, potted meat and sardines. He would also pack a couple of sleeves of saltine crackers. I don't know whether I was more excited about going fishing or getting to go and eat those snacks ! Those were great days !
               
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                BassMan12

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                • Location: Covington/Atlanta, GA
                RE: Spam Tue, 04/29/03 12:07 PM (permalink)
                When I was young, my Mom would bar-b-que Spam and bake it in the oven. I now like Spam sammiches on wheat with mayo and dill pickles....yummy! May not be too good fer ya, but they hit the spot especially when you are in the mood for, as "Monty Python's Flying Circus" would say....something totally different.
                 
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                  Jennifer_4

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                  RE: Spam Tue, 04/29/03 2:33 PM (permalink)
                  We love Spam around here. Like frying it up for breakfast or sandwiches, glazing it like ham for dinner.. In fact, I've been entering Spam cooking contests for a few years now (haven't won yet ) But this year, my daughter and I are both entering..and I'm betting that she may just win with her Greek Spam Salad.. I'm entering Spam Empanadas myself.
                   
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                    kdiammond

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                    • Location: McLean, VA
                    RE: Spam Tue, 04/29/03 5:13 PM (permalink)
                    A friend, Sung Ae, from Korea said that one of the favorite dishes in her homeland is spam sushi. I have made it with cucumber and shiso pepper and it is really quite good (this is also popular in Hawaii). Additionally, my mom used to make spam kabobs with green pepper and onion and then broiled with a soy and orange marmalade glaze -- great with rice.
                    Keller
                     
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                      jmckee

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                      • Location: Batavia, OH
                      RE: Spam Wed, 04/30/03 12:58 PM (permalink)
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by Jennifer_4

                      We love Spam around here. Like frying it up for breakfast or sandwiches, glazing it like ham for dinner.. In fact, I've been entering Spam cooking contests for a few years now (haven't won yet ) But this year, my daughter and I are both entering..and I'm betting that she may just win with her Greek Spam Salad.. I'm entering Spam Empanadas myself.



                      Or perhaps......Spampanadas?
                       
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                        yumbo

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                        • Location: Milwaukee, WI
                        RE: Spam Wed, 04/30/03 3:54 PM (permalink)
                        Out here in Seattle we have an annual Spam carving contest.



                        This one is called "Fresh Canadian King Spalmon."
                         
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                          Jennifer_4

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                          RE: Spam Wed, 04/30/03 5:06 PM (permalink)
                          .
                          "Or perhaps......Spampanadas?"

                          LOL! Good call!
                           
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                            boyardee65

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                            • Location: Surprise, AZ
                            RE: Spam Sun, 12/1/13 12:58 PM (permalink)
                            BTW, the word spam derives from two words mashed together; spiced ham. I do enjoy the occasional slice of spam but at 5.99 per can, it is an expensive meal. I like to fry it crispy and prepare it like a hamburger. Yummy! 
                             
                               David O.
                             
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                              MellowRoast

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                              • Location: 'Nooga
                              RE: Spam Sun, 12/1/13 1:49 PM (permalink)
                              $5.99 a can?  Wow, I pay $2.48 for a 12-oz. can.  You're right, $5.99 is a lot of moolah for a can of Spam.  Growing up, I hated Spam.  Now I love it.   Tastes much better these days. 
                              <message edited by MellowRoast on Mon, 12/2/13 1:14 PM>
                               
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                                agnesrob

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                                • Location: Park Ridge, NJ
                                RE: Spam Sun, 12/1/13 2:08 PM (permalink)
                                Wow! At $5.99 a can I guess I wouldn't be buying it but here it's between $1.99 and $2.79 depending on the store and sale. My kids favorite way to have it is very thin sliced and fried until crispy.
                                 
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                                  FriedClamFanatic

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                                  RE: Spam Sun, 12/1/13 2:16 PM (permalink)
                                  5.99 per how big a can???????  At that price, if it's the cans I'm thinking of, you could buy a lot better cuts of meat!  But yeah....once or twice a year I slice up and fry a can.......not bacon, not hog jowl, not Canadian bacon....but sometimes nice as a breakfast change  ( and before the "pukers" start...think about what goes into those beloved hot dawgs of yours?)
                                   
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                                    Davydd

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                                    RE: Spam Sun, 12/1/13 6:52 PM (permalink)
                                    I just checked Lund's & Byerly's in Minnesota, a high end grocery store, and a 12 oz. can of Spam was $3.39 and a 7 oz. can was $2.29. I'm sure Target, Cub or Walmart would sell it cheaper.
                                     
                                    http://shop.mywebgrocer.c...570&strid=5BD93860
                                     
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                                      HollyDolly

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                                      RE: Spam Thu, 12/5/13 1:23 PM (permalink)
                                      I get the single slice Spam that's low salt,even though the salt really isn't that much lower. I usually fry it and put it on bread for a sandwich.Or cut it up and heat it with some beaten eggs to make breakfast tacos.
                                      Momma would take and put in in the oven with pineapple an dbrown sugar on top and bake it like a ham.
                                       
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                                        ChrisOC

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                                        RE: Spam Thu, 12/5/13 2:52 PM (permalink)
                                        When I was a kid we had a neighbor who used to score the Spam and poke cloves in it.  I believe they used to picture it that way on the can.
                                         
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                                          Foodbme

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                                          RE: Spam Thu, 12/5/13 10:13 PM (permalink)

                                          On our way to a Spam Carving Contest!
                                           
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                                            Michael Hoffman

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                                            RE: Spam Thu, 12/5/13 10:15 PM (permalink)
                                            Obviously you are very excited about this contest.
                                             
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                                              Foodbme

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                                              RE: Spam Fri, 12/6/13 1:21 AM (permalink)
                                              Michael Hoffman


                                              Obviously you are very excited about this contest.


                                              I was trying to post a picture of a Spam Carving and I'm Technology Challenged!
                                               
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                                                WarToad

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                                                RE: Spam Fri, 12/6/13 7:53 AM (permalink)
                                                I love spam, so does Jenny and the kids.  I do tend to buy the low fat version, it still tastes pretty rich.
                                                 
                                                In summer picnic season I'll cube it up, give it a quick fry and add it in to macaroni salad.  It's great for breakfast cube/minced up into a hash.  A thin slice and fry and added into a dagwood sandwich.  It's found it's way in more than once to a hot German potato salad.  Leftover spam has also gotten finely minced up and put into the yolks of deviled eggs.
                                                 
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                                                  ScreamingChicken

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                                                  RE: Spam Fri, 12/6/13 10:50 AM (permalink)
                                                  I've grilled and smoked Spam on occasion and have found that those methods - especially smoking - seem to make it taste more salty than frying does.
                                                   
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