Spam came in to our world in 1941, made from chopped pork and ham; it was a firm favourite of many families after the Second World War. It continued to dominate dinner plates in the 60s especially in fritter form!
Out of fashion for many years, it did get a sort of come back in the 1990s. Today it is still used widely so I decided to give it a go…
This is the recipe I tried:
Spanish Omelette with Spam
Ingredients: can of Spam cut in cubes, cooked potatoes (I used 4 large ones), diced green pepper, chopped onion, crushed garlic clove, 5 large eggs beaten with some milk and pepper.
Method: in a large frying pan heat some oil, stir in the onion and garlic and sauté until brown, and then add the peppers until soft. Throw in the cooked potatoes, chopped Spam (I also added in some spinach at this point), add the eggs. Turn up the heat and move the ingredients about for a bit until the eggs are starting to set. At this point spread the mixture evenly around the pan. The eggs should bind everything together.
To finish off I topped with some cheese and put under the grill for a minute or so.
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