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Old 04-24-2016, 07:37 PM   #21
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SPAM is great! I'd go back to church and start taking Holy Communion again if it had a slice of SPAM on it.

Back before I had to stop eating intense carbs I invented a new oriental dish: SPAM fried rice!

I think the Mark of Cain against SPAM is as someone mentioned it's highly high in sodium. Also, the pork and ham also includes a ton of FAT! It's like salami or baloney. Fat is used as an extender. If you have no problem with those two things I really don't understand what people have against it

I had to stop eating it because there is an antibiotic I have had an adverse reaction to that has a veterinary equivalent and if I eat meat from an animal that's been given that drug I will get bad reaction to it. So I limit my animal flesh to organic , wild, or otherwise verifiable as not having received antibiotics

Now, if they came out with organic SPAM .....
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We use to eat it a lot more than we do now. We would take it camping and have it fried with eggs or snack sandwiches around the camp fire. We have it in our survival pantry for emergencies.
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I love spam but don't have it very often because dietitian DW will not allow it in the house (but I sneak some in every once in a while). One of our local diners serves fried spam and eggs for breakfast and I get it often.... yum!

I recall having fried spam sandwiches when I was a kid. Loved those.
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SPAM is great! I'd go back to church and start taking Holy Communion again if it had a slice of SPAM on it.

I think the Mark of Cain against SPAM is as someone mentioned it's highly high in sodium. ...

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LOL funny. Yeah, the ones I buy are the low-sodium spam. Definitely less salty.

I'm sure it would be great if one day - they will have "Organic Spam" or "Grass-Fed Spam". DW likes grass-fed beef.

I buy organic sausages, so DW does not complain. I'm sure she'll eat organic Spam lol
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I think of it as processed as it is not the real meat... IOW, it is ground and then shaped into what fits in the can.... kinda like most of the deli meat that you buy... it is not what comes off the animal...


It might not be the correct definition, but since there is something else in there besides meat, it is not the same to me...


NOW, when we were young we had spam all the time (we were poor)... mom used to slice it, put brown sugar and a slice of pineapple on top and bake it in the oven.... was actually pretty good from what I remember...
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I confess to enjoying the occasional spam musobi: fry a slice of spam until browned on one side, flip it over and fry in a small amount of soy sauce and brown sugar. Lay a section of roasted nori, layer some sushi rice, then the slice of spam and top with another piece of roasted nori. Press with the can (or a musobi press), and enjoy while still warm.

I actually own a spam slicer, and a musobi press in the shape of a can of spam.


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In the early 1960s, outside Adelaide, South Australia, I worked for a while at a plant producing a Spam type product...........there might be many things I'd do with this stuff, but eating it is not one of them.
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You would probably say the same about hot dogs and especially about Jello.
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I'm another Spam lover! Always have a few cans in the pantry. Like to fry it and slap it on some poboy bread with a little mustard. Yummmm, might have some today.
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I go with corned beef on a regular basis. Been told it's almost the same as spam?
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In the early 1960s, outside Adelaide, South Australia, I worked for a while at a plant producing a Spam type product...........there might be many things I'd do with this stuff, but eating it is not one of them.
I think it was Bismarck who said the public should never see how sausages or laws were made.
Reminds me of a time (also in the 60s) when I w*rked at a Howard Johnson's where one of the local specialties was the ham salad. At that time, the state law required that at least 40% of the meat in ham salad had to be ham. I'll leave the rest to your imagination.

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I go with corned beef on a regular basis. Been told it's almost the same as spam?
Nothing like it.
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My husband and I love spam and corned beef. But we buy them as earthquake food, so occasionally we have to eat some to recycle the food and get new ones for storage. I only have corned beef once a year.


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I confess to enjoying the occasional spam musobi: fry a slice of spam until browned on one side, flip it over and fry in a small amount of soy sauce and brown sugar. Lay a section of roasted nori, layer some sushi rice, then the slice of spam and top with another piece of roasted nori. Press with the can (or a musobi press), and enjoy while still warm.

I actually own a spam slicer, and a musobi press in the shape of a can of spam.


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I like spam, but don't eat much meat these days. When I do I try to choose meat from animals that have been raised and butchered more humanely. But we came across a couple cans recently in our disaster supplies, and they're nearing expiration, so it'll be spam and eggs or spam musubi soon.

The 5-ingredient = processed food thing is puzzling. Shouldn't it be more an issue of artificial chemical ingredients?
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Ah, Soylent pink. The temptations of a meat grinder are many.
For the past three months, I have observed an unopened can of Spam sitting by the side of the road on my regular Sunday ride, this places the street value in my area below that of a discarded aluminum can.
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I go with corned beef on a regular basis. Been told it's almost the same as spam?

"Real" corned beef is brisket, submerged in a brine for several days, then boiled with more of the pickling spice. Pastrami is, basically, smoked corned beef.

Spam is made from the parts that come over the fence last...
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