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Re: Do you like to eat Spam?
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2020, 08:38:57 pm »
Funny Spam story: as a child, I went on a youth overnight hiking trip (I was probably about 12 years old). We had one day that was a particularly tough one, after which I was completely starved. Dinner that night was spaghetti and Spam in tomato sauce. I was so hungry that evening, I honestly thought Spam was the most delicious thing I had ever eaten.

Fast forward a couple weeks and I was in the supermarket with my mom, and I told her that I really wanted spaghetti and spam. My mom raised an eyebrow (she is a very good cook); she had raised me to appreciate good food. But she humored me and bought a tin of Spam.

That night she cooked up the spam and threw it in some sauce, and I tasted it, and I said, "Yeah, um. this isn't as good as I remember...I like your meat sauce better." My mom smirked.

I have had Spam a couple of other times during my adult life, and it's never been an ingredient that I liked.

My alternative pork product of choice is scrapple (which is bought fresh, not canned). Scrapple is a ground pork loaf that is pan-fried, usually as a breakfast meat like bacon or sausage. It is a local specialty in the Mid-Atlantic states. Like Spam, don't ask what's in it...you don't want to know.

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Re: Do you like to eat Spam?
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2020, 09:50:24 pm »
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Dear Sarah:
Per my previous replies on this thread, I certainly like SPAM, as a breakfast meat and as a sandwich meat....  makes good appetizer too...chunks of SPAM and Cheddar Cheese on a toothpick.

You mentioned Scrapple.  My dad used to make it, it created quite a mess in the pans and the kitchen sink...  not my favorite but everyone is different.  Perhaps the Scrapple that you obtain in your mid-Atlantic stores is better?  ???

Any of these "meats" are of the sort that you don't really want to know what's in it... that includes hot dogs and brats....  oh, and I love Liverwurst Sandwiches with a slice of sweet onion, mayo, on Rye bread.

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Do you like to eat Spam?
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2020, 11:39:41 pm »
Yes, I like green eggs and Spam


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Re: Do you like to eat Spam?
« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2020, 06:39:50 am »
@Northern Star Girl

Hmmm...scrapple shouldn’t be that messy. You slice it and fry it...easy-peasy. It certainly creates creates a lot less grease than bacon. The only problem you can run into frying scrapple is putting it on high heat and trying to flip it too early. Scrapple is kind of like a pancake...the heat needs to be moderate to allow it to brown slowly and if you flip it before it is really cooked and browned underneath, you will have a mess. Consequently, you really need to be patient cooking scrapple...a lot of newcomers try to cook it like bacon or sausage and that isn’t correct.

I grew up on scrapple so I love it, but I’ll admit that my out-of-town friends who have tried it have had mixed opinions on the taste. There are a few brands available in the stores in Maryland, but my favorite is at the butcher at the local Pennsylvania Dutch market.

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Dear Sarah:
Per my previous replies on this thread, I certainly like SPAM, as a breakfast meat and as a sandwich meat....  makes good appetizer too...chunks of SPAM and Cheddar Cheese on a toothpick.

You mentioned Scrapple.  My dad used to make it, it created quite a mess in the pans and the kitchen sink...  not my favorite but everyone is different.  Perhaps the Scrapple that you obtain in your mid-Atlantic stores is better?  ???

Any of these "meats" are of the sort that you don't really want to know what's in it... that includes hot dogs and brats....  oh, and I love Liverwurst Sandwiches with a slice of sweet onion, mayo, on Rye bread.

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Re: Do you like to eat Spam?
« Reply #24 on: October 30, 2020, 08:04:04 am »
I love spam in small doses.  It's the sort of thing that I would grow sick of very quickly if I ate it too often though.  I hear it's very popular in Hawaii.

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Re: Do you like to eat Spam?
« Reply #25 on: November 08, 2020, 05:14:25 am »
I may go to the Super and get some Spam today.

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Re: Do you like to eat Spam?
« Reply #26 on: November 08, 2020, 05:44:11 am »
I also like  to eat it SPAM with mustard and brown sugar.

https://www.food.com/recipe/easiest-baked-spam-25459
https://intelligentdomestications.com/2016/06/glazed-baked-spam.html
recipes for a baked version

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Re: Do you like to eat Spam?
« Reply #27 on: November 19, 2020, 03:44:02 pm »
When I make a Pasta Salad I will use either SPAM or Smoked Sausage for the meat...
Here is my Pasta Salad with Spam;


           
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Re: Do you like to eat Spam?
« Reply #28 on: November 19, 2020, 03:57:59 pm »
When I make a Pasta Salad I will use either SPAM or Smoked Sausge for the meat...
Here is my Pasta Salad with Spam;


           
You've foolishly inverted the pasta/spam ratio lol

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Re: Do you like to eat Spam?
« Reply #29 on: November 19, 2020, 10:46:03 pm »
I had SPAM Musubi for dinner tonight.
Marinated in a soy and oyster sauce and then fried until carmelization, then served on a bed of rice and wrapped with Nori.

https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/49785/spam-musubi/
I think it tastes better without adding vinegar to the rice.

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Re: Do you like to eat Spam?
« Reply #30 on: November 20, 2020, 02:50:41 am »
There seems to be a lot of interest in Spam!

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Re: Do you like to eat Spam?
« Reply #31 on: November 25, 2020, 03:53:35 pm »
Bought 2 tins for £2.75 at Home Bargains today

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Re: Do you like to eat Spam?
« Reply #32 on: November 25, 2020, 03:56:07 pm »
Bought 2 tins for £2.75 at Home Bargains today

Is that a good price for where you live and what you got?

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Re: Do you like to eat Spam?
« Reply #33 on: Yesterday at 01:33:20 am »
Yes saw 1 tin for £2.99 last week!

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Re: Do you like to eat Spam?
« Reply #34 on: Yesterday at 06:02:16 pm »
I used to be able to find the small cans which was good enough for a couple sandwiches.  Now I buy the original size.  I'll have to look in other markets.  I'm the only one in my family that eats it.   
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Re: Do you like to eat Spam?
« Reply #35 on: Yesterday at 06:18:03 pm »
Gosh!  There are lots of varieties of SPAM!

https://store.spam.com/all-products/varieties


Plus all things SPAM at:  www.spam.com


P.S.  Only YOU can decide if this message is “spam” or not!   :)
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