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Comment by Randall Smith on September 7, 2014 at 7:16am

Felaine, I like creamed chipped beef on toast! It was a staple of my mother's. Haven't had it in years, however. I remember having spam once in my life and gagging on it. Never again.

Comment by sk8eycat on September 6, 2014 at 8:10pm

Carl, if you have to be careful regarding your salt intake, Spam is NOT something you want to try! 

PS: My 11th Grade History teacher was telling us about his own WW2 experiences one day in class, and made a point of his disgust with the Spam in their ration kits. He also told us that he had married his wife just a few days before he was shipped overseas.  After the war, the first morning he was home, his wife made poached eggs and Spam on toast for a special "Welcome Home" breakfast. 

Then he paused, looked at the ceiling, and said, "Almost a divorce!"
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My dad was never in the armed forces (too old for WW2 and deaf in one ear), but he thought Spam was tasty....he liked creamed chipped beef on toast, too.  Gack!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 6, 2014 at 6:39pm
Thanks for the spam history lesson, Pat.
Patricia, I think I'm still inclined to try Spam. Maybe not with ketchup a butter. That doesn't sound too appealing, I admit.
Comment by Michael Penn on September 6, 2014 at 5:41pm

I haven't ate Spam in years, but slice some of it off and skillet fry it on both sides and then eat it on bread. Very good.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 6, 2014 at 3:36pm

My favorite Spam is "Spam Oven Roasted Turkey", which has a taste quite a bit different than the other Spams.

Comment by Pat on September 6, 2014 at 3:28pm

Carl, Spam is a pork product high in fat, salt and nitrate content. It was originally made in 1937, and used extensively by troops in WWII. As long as the can is unopened, it has an incredibly long shelf life - actually, a half-life. A lot of it was shipped to troops, through Hawaii, during WWII. Hawaiians fell in love with the stuff.

The State that consumes the most Spam of any in the US is Hawaii. They love the stuff over there. And, to be honest, a lot of the various ways they prepare it are really pretty good, e.g. Spam musubi, teryaki spam, and lots and lots more. Here's a reference to some Hawaiian Spam cookbooks.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 6, 2014 at 3:10pm

I don't believe I've ever had spam. I know people fry it in a pan to heat it up  I imagine it would make a decent hamburger-style sandwich.  I really should buy some just to try it. 

What are the references to Hawaii and spam all about?  I must have missed something through the years. 

Comment by Plinius on September 6, 2014 at 10:03am

Don't be sheepish about it, you have a right to your own taste!

Comment by Pat on September 6, 2014 at 7:37am

Yesterday 90+ degrees. High today of 75, after the cold front moved through. I suspect we have seen the last of the scorching hot days at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi. Sheepishly admit that I like Spam also, though I rarely ever eat it. Brought back a recipe for Spam fried rice from Hawaii, where the stuff is ubiquitous. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 6, 2014 at 6:01am

Spam's not the best food, but I like it.

 

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