Breakfast/Brunch · Pork

SPAM….The True American Offal

Folks are always asking me if we ever eat “regular” food. That question always puts a smile on my face because the BF and I have a vast array of eating/cooking habits. For one meal we may spend an entire day prepping and cooking dishes that are complex and laborious. But then there are those nights that all we eat for dinner is ice cream. True Story.

So what is one of our favorite “regular” dishes? I am proud to say it is SPAM, Eggs, and Rice….The Breakfast of Champions. Easy, quick, nostalgic, and just darn good. And it makes perfect sense since we were both raised on this goodness (I was born in the midwest and the BF is Hawaiian).

Sure, it’s somewhat questionable to what SPAM is really made of. Hormel says that it is a combination of pork and other stuff but this is one example of when I don’t question the contents and just enjoy the goodness. Come to think of it, this may be the only kind of offal that I will eat 🙂 Folks can’t even agree to what the acronym stands for though some have come up with some clever versions. My favorites that I have heard are: “Something Posing As Meat”, “Specially Processed Artificial Meat”, “Spare Parts Animal Meat” and “Special Product of Austin Minnesota”. Hilarious.

This gal prefers her SPAM sliced thinly and prepared crispy (kind of like bacon). The BF likes his sliced thicker and just lightly fried. Add rice, a fried egg, and a sprinkle of furikake and I am a happy camper! Though I also won’t pass up a good SPAM Musubi, either.

SPAM…you can’t get any more “regular” than that. But I do have one last question…..Anyone want to meet me at the SPAM Museum?

Until next time Friends, SPAM Fanatic signing off!

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13 thoughts on “SPAM….The True American Offal

  1. Love it!!! We didn’t have the furikake on our, but we did do teriyaki spam, eggs, and rice for breakfast this week. It’s been an island week all the way around!

  2. this post makes me smile and reminds me of all those times that you would ask me what i wanted to eat when i was feeling blue, and i would reply spam and rice, preferably sticky rice.

    oh spam, how do i love thee? let me count the ways: spam on white wonder bread. spam fried rice. spam in ramen soup. spam stir fried with ramen noodles. spam in a blanket. spam on a skewer. spam quiche. oh, and spam jerky (thin slice of spam that has dried up after sitting around for an hour or so).

  3. Don’t forget that you can do “spam kho” –vietnamese style caramelized braising w/ sugar, plenty of black pepper and fish sauce.

    But agree. Fave is just fried so that it’s crispy at the edges with eggs (either fried or softboil) and definitely japananese short grain rice (even though we grew up on jasmine).

    And spam…. i love thee alot. i covet thee.

  4. I love this! Growing up, SPAM was one of my father’s favorite foods, so my mom got VERY creative with it. Two of my favorite ways is SPAM Stew with onions, celery, carrots and potatoes cooked together with the SPAM. Wonderful! Then being from Texas, my second favorite is Chicken Fried SPAM. Dredge in flour, dip in egg wash, then back in the flour then fried to a golden brown. Ummmm…
    As far has the meaning of the name… One day my wonderful husband from “deep” southeast Texas came running up to me in the store yelling “Hey, I didn’t know Squirrel Possum And Mouse came in Tabasco flavor now!!!” I pretended not to know him and quickly walked away! LOL!
    Keep up the great blogging!

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