Spam and Potatoes

Ok, stay with me on this one. I know spam gets a bad rap. I mean it is meat in a can that’s been processed, and  looks like a weird meat brick when you slide it out of the metal container. But spam is used in a lot of different cuisines. Hawaiians make it with sushi rice and nori, in Guam it is found in McDonald’s and the Japanese add it to onigiri. Spam is versatile and can be pretty tasty if done right. In my house growing up my dad used to saute it with potatoes and tomtoes. Here’s my take on what he used to make us.

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Ingredients:

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  • 1 can of Spam ( I prefer the original, but they have a lot of different kinds to choose from
  • 1 jalapenos
  • 3 russet potatoes (peeled and chopped)
  • 2 roma tomatoes
  • 1/4 large sweet onion (or 1 medium onion)
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 tbsp of olive oil
  • flour tortillas

Directions:

Dice all vegetables, to a small-medium dice. Take Spam out of container and dice to about the same size as the potatoes. In a medium high non-stick pan add the tablespoons of olive oil and saute the potatoes.

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Remove the potatoes and add the onions (if pan looks dry add a little bit more olive oil).

IMG_0417Once the onions begin to get some color add the Spam and cooked until the cubes are browned.

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Once Spam looks cooked add the tomatoes and jalapenos cook a few more minutes and season with salt and pepper.

This recipe is very tasty on its own. But you can add a fried or poached egg on top and a little bit of cheese.

My favorite way is in a taco with some salsa.

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Buen Provecho!

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of Spam ( I prefer the original, but they have a lot of different kinds to choose from
  • 1 jalapenos
  • 3 russet potatoes (peeled and chopped)
  • 2 roma tomatoes
  • 1/4 large sweet onion (or 1 medium onion)
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 tbsp of olive oil
  • flour tortillas

Recipe:

Dice all vegetables, to a small-medium dice. Take Spam out of container and dice to about the same size as the potatoes. In a medium high non-stick pan add the tablespoons of olive oil and saute the potatoes. Remove the potatoes and add the onions (if pan looks dry add a little bit more olive oil). Once the onions begin to get some color add the Spam and cooked until the cubes are browned. Once Spam looks cooked add the tomatoes and jalapenos cook a few more minutes and season with salt and pepper. Serve in a flour tortilla.

 

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. ohiocook says:

    Love Turkey Spam

    Liked by 1 person

    1. lilieann says:

      I’ve never tried turkey spam. What’s your favorite way of cooking it?

      Like

  2. MattyD says:

    Love this! My Aunt used to make this also. She would add lime/lemon juice too!

    Liked by 1 person

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