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Spam. EW!

So, all of us. Well at least all of us in the States are at least marginally familiar with the "canned meat" product known as Spam.

You know that familiar can that you peel back the top and the jello like meat substance gushes out and hits your plate with a plop?You know what I'm talking about don't you? And if you don't I just painted a great picture of what you are missing. emoticon :tongue:

My grandpa loved Spam, he'd make sandwiches out of it or shred it with cheese and bake it on bread. I can remember on at least a handful of times, when I was a small child- eating the cheese and shredded spam concoction. Although I can't imagine why. Just looking at it now makes me queesy.

So here's a question for all of you. Do any of you actually like Spam? Is there a reason? Is there a possible way to make it actually appetizing and less like you're eating a sponge soaked in salt?

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LeaPea2417 wrote on September 8, 2015, 12:48 PM

I honestly like Spam. I like to cut it in thin pieces and fry it with eggs. I like to fry it with pancakes or waffles. I also like to fry it and serve it with mac and cheese. There is are different flavors and one that I like is the lower salt kind.

JohnRoberts wrote on September 8, 2015, 12:50 PM

Oh God no! I didn't like Spam as I kid and have no desire revisit it now. It's got to be like Vienna Sausages: composed of who knows what and chemicals.

Rufuszen wrote on September 8, 2015, 2:51 PM

The only thing I like about spam is the song from Monty Python

wolfgirl569 wrote on September 8, 2015, 2:54 PM

I love it myself. My favorite way is to slice it and then fry it until the sides are a light brown.

MegL wrote on September 8, 2015, 3:45 PM

I had spam as a child. It was a cheap meat. I never eat it now and I don't want to. I think some hard boiled eggs would be just as easy and a lot healthier. I like tinned tuna and tinned sardines and tinned salmon.

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Kasman wrote on September 8, 2015, 4:08 PM

I haven't had spam for ages but I can still taste the last slice I ate! Not my favourite food.

WordChazer wrote on September 8, 2015, 4:19 PM

Ugh no. I hate spam. No matter if it's SPiced hAM or internet dross, I hate spam. My husband thinks spam fritters are a thing. I'd rather have corned beef fritters, if he's asking. And no junk mail, for the record.

CoralLevang wrote on September 9, 2015, 1:17 AM

I remember when I lived in Hawaii (1979-81) and Guam (1989-92), SPAM was quite popular. Spam sushi, Spam fried rice....etc., etc.
I think Spam is pretty much disgusting. I did have it at a friend's for breakfast a few years ago. They chopped it quite fine and cooked it quite well done with onions and peppers, and then put it into scrambled eggs. It wasn't so bad that way. I also had a friend slice it thin like bacon and fry it up to the point of nearly crisp and brown on both sides.

Other than that....YUCK. And I remember spam as a kid....made with potatoes into a hash. My dad liked that back in the early days.

lexiconlover wrote on September 9, 2015, 6:42 AM

I didnt realize how many different flavors they had- they sell Spam with Jalepenos and Spam with bacon here.

lexiconlover wrote on September 9, 2015, 6:44 AM

See a lot of kids can handle Spam. I know someome who likes it, and The spicy Viemma sausages. Ewwww.

lexiconlover wrote on September 9, 2015, 6:45 AM

wolfgirl569 My grandpa grew up in your neck of the woods, maybe its a regional thing lol

JohnRoberts wrote on September 9, 2015, 9:25 AM

I guess you will not be visiting the Spam museum in Minnesota in the near future.

wolfgirl569 wrote on September 9, 2015, 9:45 AM

We grew up eating itfor an easy lunch during the summer so maybe it is lol

Telynor wrote on September 11, 2015, 4:19 AM

I can't abide it at all. J, my partner, loves it -- he makes sandwiches out of it. Even the cats turn their noses up at it.