Many U.S. troops became all too familiar with the canned Hormel pork product, packaged in durable and easy to ship rectangular cans. So much so that, at times many of them found they couldn’t bear to eat another bite.
Others, though, couldn’t get enough.
“We never had enough of it for it to really become a problem,” said Bob McKee, a Palm Springs resident and docent at the museum who fought in the Pacific theater.
He said he was more often fed frozen mutton and other sheep products that came from New Zealand and Australia wrapped in giant burlap bags.
“I couldn’t even stand to look at that stuff,” he said, talking about the mutton.
Spam became a major protein source for the British, and Soviet Union Premier Nikita Kruschev said it saved the Russian Army.
Pork with Ham, Salt, Water, Modified Potato Starch, Sugar, Sodium Nitrite.
We are going with Three Spam Dishes for todays menu, making my one can of spam get more more bang for the buck
Spam, egg with onion for breakfast
Toasted Spam and pickle with tomato sandwich
Fried Spam with beans and veggies for supper
So there you have Spam in three ways but we all know that is so many more ways to eat spam…
Which leads me to my first reader challenge.. you are welcome to send me recipes and or comments from your own family lore in regards to the things we are talking about..
Once a week, I will add them all, Make at least one for the post and do a Reader feedback recipe post!
I have a very interesting recipe given to me in regards to the oatmeal for breakfast, its different and I am looking forward to trying it as a breakfast during the challenge.
So tell me… do you have any long time Spam recipes in your family cookbook! Dish them on out!..