Is there any sound that appeals to your appetite more than the "schlllloooooop" made by a loaf of Spam as it slides from the can onto your cutting board? The miracle meat that gave the world its protein and helped the allies triumph over evil in WW-2 has been with us for a while and, even though it gets some bad press, will probably titillate the taste buds of those yet unborn for many generations. Spam, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
After schllllooooooping it from the can you can simply slice it and make a sandwich. I like it on wholewheat bread with a few slices of sweet ginger pickles and a splort of mustard. No fancy mustard, just a cheap yellow ballpark variety. If you wash it down with a beer forget about anything from a microbrewery, this sandwich is best with something cheap like a Natural Ice, Colt 45, or a PBR.
Spam and eggs! Slice and lightly fry. Serve along with eggs cooked however you might like them. Any toast or biscuits included with the meal should be heavily slathered with butter, we're going for taste here, not health. The cholesterol in the Spam is going to stop your heart anyway so you might as well be hauled off in a hearse with a smile on your face.
Spam fried rice; After the schlllloooooop, dice the Spam into half inch cubes and put aside. Make an omelet in a greased pan and put it aside also, then saute some onions in the same pan in a little oil until soft. Add the cubed spam and stir until well heated. Now lower the heat and dump in some precooked rice. Put in a squirt of Kikkoman Soy Sauce* and if you want a squirt of ketchup. Ad the omelet, which has been chopped up, back into the pan along with a touch of dark sesame oil (optional) and stir until everything is well mixed. Eat with a side dish of kimchi.
Korean Army Base Stew: This is absolutely delicious. I saw a video in which Anthony Bourdain prepared this for Anthony Cooper. A picture is worth a thousand words so here's a video of my favorite Korean cook preparing this culinary masterpiece .http://www.maangchi.com/recipe/budae-jjigae
How about some of you other guys (if anyone's still here), ever make anything with Spam?
* I say Kikkoman because the soy sauce police will come for you if you use the despicable La Choy or Chun King sauces. You can also use Yamasa or most naturally fermented Asian sauces.