Nov 22, 2014

“AND WHO SHALL CARVE THE CHRISTMAS SPAM?”

So my son-in-law was joking about using Spam (eek!) for our Sunday brunch. I was serving Eggs Benedict with our killer cheese sauce and wanted to use the canned meat from my three-month supply instead of buying ham or bacon. (There’s so much shame in using this product, I’m glad he pointed out the Oliver Twist humor.)

Eggs Benedict

Fresh Ingredients

English muffins

grated cheese

diced tomatoes

diced green onion

eggs

Killer Cheese Sauce:

1 cup whipping cream

1/2 cup butter

8 oz. cream cheese

dash garlic salt

Melt sauce ingredients slowly over low heat and whisk until smooth.

Storage Ingredients

1 can Spam

Slice Spam into thin strips and saute’ until edges are crispy. Toast English muffins. Top each muffin half with two slices of meat, poached or fried eggs, and grated cheese. Then spoon on a little warm cheese sauce and finish with diced tomato and green onion.

I wanted to take a picture of the finished product but there was no way to hold back the crowd. Almost everyone had seconds and my darling son-in-law, bless his heart, had thirds.

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6 Responses to ““AND WHO SHALL CARVE THE CHRISTMAS SPAM?””

  1. Janet Says:

    I know Spam has a mostly bad reputation, but we do store it as one of our meat choices, and we cook it occasionally exactly as you described…..it’s our storage substitute for bacon. When times get tough, wouldn’t most of us want as many choices of stored food as possible?

  2. Liesa Says:

    I would! In fact, in an emergency a can of Spam could become an absolute luxury. Thanks for sharing Janet!

  3. Lily Says:

    I like Spam.

  4. Liesa Says:

    Me too, Lily. But only if the Spam has been diced and cooked like bacon. Love those little crispies!

  5. Martha Says:

    I lived in Hawaii for a while. I got used to eating Spam all the time and now I use it in place of ham in all recipes. Also, I grate it very fine and add mayo and pickle relish for a nice “ham” spread.

  6. Liesa Says:

    Dear Martha, How’s your tan? Mine has totally faded!
    Thanks for your message on Spam. Could there be a more shameful product? I don’t care. Like you, we use it in all sorts of recipes. Here a little, there a little. Forget about it! It’s good stuff!
    Wish I hand some of your ham spread right now. Best~

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