The last time I ate Spam (and it has only been once until today) it was not a memorable experience. Infact I seen to remember I wretched as it slithered out of the can..
All that changes when you are HUNGRY and when your food choices are limited so for the sake of authenticity I decided to open the can of SPAM in the cupboard (which I bought 6 weeks ago) and cook with it as any good housewife would have done in the 1940’s.
Would SPAM still be ikky? Could I physically eat the stuff given my inaugural exeperience? And what about the ethics?
Would SPAM still be ikky…?
Putting all this stuff aside the can of Spam was tentatively opened and true to previous form slithered out of the can and I cut two slices from the block of processed luncheon meat with its jiggly, jelly coating. Into a pan I placed a little butter and heated until hot, sprinkled the spam slices with a little thyme and pepper and placed into the pan and slowly browned the slices, turning once, over medium heat.
Once cooked they actually looked OK!
An even bigger surprise when I tasted the offensive article…it actually tasted pretty good! It was quite salty but quite yummy and an ideal accompaniment for a plate of rather bland cauliflower and potatoes.
Now I can see how the 1940’s housewife sang it’s praises…
SPAM, SPAM, SPAM, SPAM everybody loves SPAM!