Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Here it is! A giant SPAMwich.

It was similar to a hotdog. Highly processed, a lot of salt but not bad tasting. The only problem I had with the SPAM was the texture. It was soft and mushy . . . sort of. More like the texture of tofu than meat. But it honestly wasn't bad inside the sandwich, with lettuce, tomatoes, and pickles piled on top.

We cooked it in the cast iron pan, just like Mom used to do. And it wasn't so pretty but it wasn't bad either. Kind of like a square hamburger patty.

We sliced it thinly and just fried it up. It could have been spiced up a little too, if we had thought about it (but no more salt--that was already in strong supply). We were more curious about it's true taste. So, I took a big bite of the sandwich and was pleasantly surprised. It was pretty good.

Then, I had to take a bite of the SPAM without all the condiments and veggies to find out for sure. And all alone, I didn't like the texture so much because when I took a bite and tasted it inside the sandwich, I didn't even notice the soft texture. I don't think I would buy it again because it's so high in sodium but I won't think so badly of it either. Kind of like a chili dog sort of night: quick, easy and inexpensive but not so very healthy.

So how bout you? Any foods from your childhood that you'd like to taste again?


Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Huh. The salt doesn't surprise me, it sound a bit like eating a hot dog actually!
Childhood food faves? Maybe a Dilly Bar from Dairy Queen would still taste good.

Rena Jones said...

Rick is more into SPAM than I am, but that's because he was born and raised in Hawaii and it's HUGE there. I've cooked it diced up with scrambled eggs, which is how I prefer it.

I'm always on the lookout for childhood food favorites. Just had some circus peanuts the other day, which seems to be causing a yuck/yum commotion on my FB page. Bizarre.

I'd really like to find my grandma's recipe for a Jell-O salad she used to make. It had cottage cheese in it, so most people would flip out over that, but I remember her salad fondly.

Kim Kasch said...

Oh but GG a Dilly Bar of course you'd love that...why would you wait to have one of those ;D

Rena: My grandma used to make a jello salad too - maybe it had cottage cheese in it...there was something.

Jen B said...

I don't know if I've ever tried SPAM, but that sandwich looks pretty good!

The Happy Whisk said...

I had a friend (he passed recently), and he LOVED Spam.