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!