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When you run out of fresh protein.  It comes from Austin, MN.  There is a Spam museum there too.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/power-spam-canned-meat-went-wartime-necessity-hawaii-delicacy-rcna661?utm_source=GetTheElevatordotcom
« Last Edit: May 06, 2021, 07:22:47 PM by Tom »
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Re: A History of Spam. (Not the Email Kind. The Canned Kind.)
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Re: A History of Spam. (Not the Email Kind. The Canned Kind.)
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2021, 08:04:12 PM »
All I know about SPAM is that I remember having fried SPAM steaks occasionally when I was little.  Dad's HBP put an end to that, though.

And for some reason SPAM is very popular in Hawai'i.
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Re: A History of Spam. (Not the Email Kind. The Canned Kind.)
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Re: A History of Spam. (Not the Email Kind. The Canned Kind.)
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2021, 08:24:27 PM »
All I know about SPAM is that I remember having fried SPAM steaks occasionally when I was little.  Dad's HBP put an end to that, though.

And for some reason SPAM is very popular in Hawai'i.

The article explains it.  It's also popular in other parts of the world where the U.S. military was.  Coca Cola is also in that category.
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Re: A History of Spam. (Not the Email Kind. The Canned Kind.)
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2021, 05:50:57 AM »
Jacques Pepin presents 'SPAM Steak on Lima Beans'

https://jp.foundation/video/spam-steak-on-lima-beans

He is still truly the best
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Re: A History of Spam. (Not the Email Kind. The Canned Kind.)
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2021, 10:20:49 AM »
Jacques Pepin presents 'SPAM Steak on Lima Beans'

https://jp.foundation/video/spam-steak-on-lima-beans

He is still truly the best

I would eat ANYTHING prepared by Jacques Pepin!! :thumb: :bow: :cool: :boozing:
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Re: A History of Spam. (Not the Email Kind. The Canned Kind.)
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2021, 11:36:11 AM »
I would eat ANYTHING prepared by Jacques Pepin!! :thumb: :bow: :cool: :boozing:

This series of videos is great, quick little ones where he cooks something quick and simple, homestyle
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Re: A History of Spam. (Not the Email Kind. The Canned Kind.)
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2021, 12:47:10 PM »
number of years ago, wife (gf at the time) and I went to Hawaii for vacation and landed in the spanking middle of a Spam Festival...

it was weird and interesting...

we don't eat spam but it was sure fun to see how many different things they were able to make out of it...
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Re: A History of Spam. (Not the Email Kind. The Canned Kind.)
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2021, 02:30:02 PM »
I had a couple of slices of Spam with my pancakes this morning. Good breakfast side.
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Re: A History of Spam. (Not the Email Kind. The Canned Kind.)
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2021, 02:37:33 PM »
 :thumb:  Fried to a golden crust?
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Re: A History of Spam. (Not the Email Kind. The Canned Kind.)
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2021, 03:57:07 PM »
C'mon now...cooked by Jacques Pepin?!? Looks good to me!! :thumb: :boozing: :bow: :cool: :wink: :smiley: :smiley:  Just add a nice vino of your choice / vintage to go with it! Mmmmmmm-BOY!! :thumb: :thumb:



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Re: A History of Spam. (Not the Email Kind. The Canned Kind.)
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2021, 05:34:47 PM »
   My breakfast 3 times a week, a scrambled egg and a thin slice of fried Spam on a toasted English muffin with a little mayo.

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Re: A History of Spam. (Not the Email Kind. The Canned Kind.)
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2021, 05:51:39 PM »
Different flavors at Wally World.    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Spam-Bundle-of-Four-Flavors-Turkey-Bacon-Black-Pepper-and-Jalapeno/587620634

One of my favorites is grilled onions w/teriyaki sauce on steamed rice.  Pan grill your slices of SPAM in a frying pan.  After getting a golden crust on them.  Place to the side of the pan add sliced onions.  Douse with soy sauce.  Don't be bashful.  Add a tablespoon of sugar.  Let it reduce down and thicken.  Mix SPAM with teriyaki sauce & onions.  Serve on steamed rice w/salad or veggies on the side.  (Macaroni, potato, tossed green, peas or mixed veggies)   :food:
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Re: A History of Spam. (Not the Email Kind. The Canned Kind.)
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2021, 07:51:55 PM »
I love me some factory meat...
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Re: A History of Spam. (Not the Email Kind. The Canned Kind.)
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2021, 06:09:09 AM »
SPAM turducken cooked ala carp

Thin slice of SPAM smeared with potted meat then wrapped around a Vienna sausage and tooth picked. Place meats on a new white pine board and cook in a 350 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the heat let rest for 10 minutes. Once cooled and congealed remove the meats from the board and throw in the trash. Then eat he board.
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Re: A History of Spam. (Not the Email Kind. The Canned Kind.)
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2021, 04:56:50 PM »
Now that's funny.   :grin:
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Re: A History of Spam. (Not the Email Kind. The Canned Kind.)
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2021, 05:09:22 PM »
Spam Low Sodium.  Slice into 8 equal slices.  Place all slices iin one layer into large freezer bag.  Freeze.  Half life of forever.

A couple of times a week, I'll pull a frozen slice from the freezer bag.  Wrap in paper towel.  Nuke on high for 65-70 seconds.  There's your breakfast meat.  Nice with a couple of scrambled eggs.  Quick and easy and little clean up.

Or .... thaw (cook) same as above.  Cut slice of bread in two that is large enough to make half a sandwich.  Spam slice on one half bread slice.  Douse with Frenches' Yellow Mustard.  Place top slice on.  Nuke for another 20 seconds to steam bread.  Good for lunch snack when whole sandwich is too much. Quick.

I suspect Spam would be good with any of several hot bologna sauce recipes, too.
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« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2021, 05:30:40 PM »
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Re: A History of Spam. (Not the Email Kind. The Canned Kind.)
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2021, 06:12:05 PM »
I once did a mixed grill of Spam and Treet with a champagne peppercorn glaze to help an interested girlfriend appreciate the differences between the two.  In the end, she also preferred Spam.  When I've been good, my wife will surprise me with grilled cheese & Spam sandwiches.  One of my favorite lunches.  They're even better than fried baloney sandwiches with tomato & mayonnaise. 

Spam has been popular in many parts of the world where canned meat is more practical or convenient than refrigeration, including many parts of the Pacific. 



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Re: A History of Spam. (Not the Email Kind. The Canned Kind.)
« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2021, 06:18:19 PM »
I see Spam as salty mush meat in a can, I tried it a few times, yuck...I think canned hams are crappy but taste better than Spam.
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« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2021, 06:19:43 PM »
Yeah....if available and you can afford it.
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« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2021, 07:31:30 PM »
Yeah....if available and you can afford it.

 Cannned ham? A one pound ham in a can is about $2.75. If you can't afford that you should not own a bike.   :wink: :azn:
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« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2021, 01:20:42 PM »
Beaver and I went thru the Spam museum when we were at the Iowas rally. I highly recommend it

For a family get together here at the double wide we open a few cans of Spam and make slices in the meat that holds some top shelf Velveeta. It is call ed a "Rack of spam". Set all this on a bed of organic turnip greens. Man, talk about living high on the hog'

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« Reply #24 on: May 09, 2021, 09:36:21 PM »

 Cannned ham? A one pound ham in a can is about $2.75. If you can't afford that you should not own a bike.   :wink: :azn:

In other parts of the world a can of Spam is expensive.  Canned ham even more so.   :tongue:
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« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2021, 09:45:08 PM »
Yep. We out here in Hawai'i definitely go through our fair share. Good for any meal.
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« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2021, 09:56:02 AM »
That is an interesting article. A day-long festival every year to celebrate spam. Who da think it?

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« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2021, 12:47:57 PM »
Beaver and I went thru the Spam museum when we were at the Iowas rally. I highly recommend it

For a family get together here at the double wide we open a few cans of Spam and make slices in the meat that holds some top shelf Velveeta. It is call ed a "Rack of spam". Set all this on a bed of organic turnip greens. Man, talk about living high on the hog'

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Re: A History of Spam. (Not the Email Kind. The Canned Kind.)
« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2021, 05:23:21 PM »
That is an interesting article. A day-long festival every year to celebrate spam. Who da think it?

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Even I was amazed.  I guess they don't have a motorcycle to ride.   :grin:
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