With Mustard and Don’t Write Me

by Sherry Riter in Alyssa,Cooking  ,Food,Meat,Mom,Recipe

If you’re like me, it is hard to escape all the unwanted emails filled with information that I do not want to read. I immediately consider all of these communications as spam.

That’s an interesting word.


Last week my mother (a steadfast lover of SPAM® the meat product) offered my daughter (the princess of health conscious eating) some fried SPAM® slices with mustard.

My daughter told me later, “I almost threw up Mom! How can Nanny eat that stuff?”

I couldn’t stop laughing. Alyssa has no idea that when I was younger, my mother used to fry SPAM® for breakfast and we would cover each piece with bright yellow mustard, slap it between two pieces of bread and off we’d go. Mom also would fry it for dinner with potatoes, beans and a big fluffy biscuit on the side. We loved it!!!

So here are a few interesting facts about the meat product called SPAM®.

  • approximately 90% is chopped pork shoulder meat mixed with ham
  • approximately 10% comes from the pig’s buttock and thigh which is also called ham
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture does not permit any nonmeat fillers, pig snouts, lips, or ears in lunchmeat
  • the other ingredients are salt, water, sugar, and sodium nitrate (preservative)

SPAM® can also be carved into art. There are even contests to find the best SPAM® carving.:

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I just KNOW that Alyssa will want one of these iPods! I mean really, don’t you want one too?!

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Don’t worry about being able to cook with it. I have the perfect recipe for you called Oriental SPAM® Risotto

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Doesn’t it make you totally forget about your email spam?

Oh my goodness! Did I just see you throw your computer mouse down and run into the kitchen to start cooking that recipe?!

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Amy June 8, 2010 at 3:42 am

LOL! My mother and grandmother were huge fans of Spam and I ate it up as a kid! I can only laugh thinking of my kids reactions if I served this for dinner! The things kids miss out these days!


2 tahtimbo June 8, 2010 at 4:00 am

Ah, I have to admit that I love fried spam with that wonderful yellow mustard. My mom introduced me to this wonderful food when I was growing up. I have to admit, but don't tell her, that I liked it much better than meatloaf.


3 Karen Tuft June 8, 2010 at 5:37 am

My all-her-life-health-conscious daughter (who has always wiped the grease off her pizza before eating it and prefers fruit to chocolate) came home from BYU-H addicted to Spam. I walk in the kitchen and she's frying up Spam and eggs with rice. And I keep wondering if some Hawaiian Invasion of the Body Snatchers occurred near Laie. Crazy! 🙂


4 Angie June 8, 2010 at 8:35 am

Yep, raised on it. Didn't know it was that decent, truly thought it was lips and ears!


5 Maggie S June 8, 2010 at 10:45 am

It's so funny, I almost bought some at the grocery store to see what my kids would say. Mustard sounds great on it.


6 KK June 8, 2010 at 3:57 pm

I don't do mustard, but I grew up on fried spam. I loved it, but i wouldn't touch it now!


7 CRAZYMOM June 8, 2010 at 4:10 pm

I think I am with Alyssa on this one. *gag*


8 lostinaseaofblogs June 8, 2010 at 8:08 pm

All I can think of is the Monty Python SPAM sketch… spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam… lol!


9 Southern Comforts by Dana July 20, 2010 at 9:21 pm

It looks wonderful to me! I am not a picky eater though. I have to backside to prove it! Lol.


10 Joaness October 15, 2010 at 9:31 pm

I have never ever had Spam but I have a nephew that when he was 10 he wrote to Spam and told them how much he loved Spam and how many ways he likes to eat it. A few weeks later he received a case of Spam in the mail LOL! I wonder if he still eats Spam..I will have to ask!


11 Vikki August 6, 2011 at 2:35 pm

my mom would battered and fried it. We ate it with mac n cheese. We had spam sammys of course with mustard.
We were poor we also ate wieners sliced down the middle with pieces of american cheese stuffed in the middle then roll the wiener with a piece of bacon held on with toothpicks. These were then placed under the broiler until the bacon was done. I can't do the wiener thing any more but every now and again I like a few pieces of thinly sliced Spam, dusted in flour and fried til crispy….


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