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How to Make a Spam Egg Sandwich Recipe

Updated on July 17, 2011

What is Spam?

Spam is not just unwanted emails. Way before the internet, Spam was born. In 1937, Spam started distribution. To me, it tastes similar to salty, spicy ham. It is a processed meat product that is loved by many, as billions of cans have been sold. Spam is hugely popular in Hawaii. It is widely recognized around the world. Spam even has a spot in the Smithsonian.

History of Spam

Many do not know that Spam was distributed in the Pacific Islands during World War II. Fresh meat was scarce and had problems with food safety preservation. Spam came to the rescue. It was delivered to the front lines for pretty much each meal. Because of food rationing, civilians were discovering Spam as well.

Can of Spam photo: janetgalore @flickr
Can of Spam photo: janetgalore @flickr
Spam Egg Sandwich photo: su-lin @flickr
Spam Egg Sandwich photo: su-lin @flickr

How to Make a Spam Egg Sandwich Recipe

So, the following breakfast recipe is easy and simple to make, but it has a bit of world history behind it, too. Don't just reserve it for breakfast, though.  A Spam and egg sandwich is great for lunch or as a snack, too.

1 slice of Spam
1 egg
2 bread slices or a bagel (Rye bread is great!)

Melt butter in a skillet on medium heat.

Add the Spam and break it apart into pieces. Cook until it becomes brown and hot.

Crack the egg into the skillet, covering the Spam. Cook until the eggs gets firm. Then flip it. Cook until egg is done.

Spread the bread slices with mayonnaise, mustard, hot sauce, or any combination of condiments. Some like ketchup on Spam egg sandwiches, but in my opinion, it's not the best choice.

Place the Spam egg combo onto the bread slices to make a sandwich. I prefer my bread toasted, but that's optional.

You can also add any, all, or none of the following to your Spam egg sandwich: cheese, onions, lettuce, tomatoes.

Another delicious way to make a Spam Egg Sandwich is to take a slice of Spam and a slice of your preferred cheese and layer between slices of bread. Mix together an egg and a couple of tablespoons of milk. Dip the bread into the egg mixture. Add the bread to a skillet on medium heat that has melted butter in it. Cook until the cheese melts and the bread browns on both sides.


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    • Hello, hello, profile image

      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      That brought back memories. After the war the Americans gave us spam in southern Germany. It is still widely avaible in England. Thank you for sharing.

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      Gustave Kilthau 7 years ago from USA

      Angela - Love that Spam! Another nice combination is to make the Spam the way you described, but sprinkle on some powdered cloves and ginger, plus some brown sugar or molasses before you add the eggs to the pan.Makes me hungry just to think of it.

      Gus :-)))