I Love SPAM. I do. It’s silly, I know but I can’t help it and I really don’t want to help it. I’ve made SPAM dishes on CbsoP before and I’m sure I will again… In fact I have a new dish that features SPAM all lined up and waiting for a sunny day.
That’s one of the best things abut SPAM. It’s like smoked oysters, sardines, olives or pickles. You buy it and it’s just sitting there waiting for you when you have the urge for it. Shelf stable is good, and especially good if you’re in a crunch for something to make in a hurry.
This dish is actually brought to you by the fine folks at Hormel, who emailed me to ask if I’d be willing to get in on a program they’re running called the “SPAM: Dish This! program.” Of course my answer was well, thought out, cordial and written in a welcoming, but not to eager tone…
Oh who do I think I’m kidding? I answered back with barely enough restraint to keep the “Hell Yes!” out of my response. Someone offered me free SPAM! I ain’t turning that offer down for anyone.
Of course the FTC requires that I disclose that I was given product to work with, so here’s the legal stuff before I get into why of all the things I could have made, I chose an extremely simple sandwich… So, in the words of the Legal Department:
To participate in the SPAM: Dish This! program, I was provided with complimentary samples of SPAM product and merchandise, valued at approximately $35. Hormel Foods did not tell me what type of creations I should make nor did they require me to use any specific ingredients. My statements reflect my honest and truthful opinions and actual experience.
There. Now that we’ve got that out of the way; on with the subject at hand. The wonder meat in a can, the glorious, jiggly, bright-pink SPAM.
As promised, the guys from Hormel sent along a package containing a few varieties of SPAM. It also included a SPAM spatula and a hand painted art tile depicting a can of SPAM that I’m not going to show you because you would want it really, really badly and I can’t find one anywhere to send you to, which is a bummer because it’s COOL.
Upon closer inspection, there was one package in the box that I wasn’t prepared to see. Among the classic, low fat and individual-serving sized containers was a tin of Bacon SPAM. I’d never heard of this particular variety, but since I was specifically asked to make a sandwich with some part of the package, I saw “bacon”, thought “BLT” and this post was born… sort of.
I didn’t want to make a standard BLT, I wanted something a little different. I also just happened to have some of my favorite little sourdough rolls handy, which are perfect for sliders. Also, the bacon flavor in this product is very subdued even after cooking, so to give the whole thing a deeper, richer flavor I added some Worcestershire sauce to the equation.
In the end, this was the perfect combination, or at least was for me. I took care of both of those sliders in one sitting and had another today. (In penance I swear I’ll have salad for breakfast and lunch for the next week!)
Do you love SPAM as much as I do? If not, WHY NOT?!? what’s your favorite way to cook/make/serve the stuff. I’d love to know. The BSLT Slider. A simple, yet incredibly tasty little sandwich that will make your mouth happy
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 639Total Fat: 44gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 28gCholesterol: 116mgSodium: 2055mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 35g
What I would have done differently had I thought of it at the time:
The BSLT Slider. A simple, yet incredibly tasty little sandwich that will make your mouth happy
Onions… It could have used onions. And some cowbell
Links to other recipes like this:
- The Full Monty Python: SPAM Egg Sausage and SPAM Sandwich, from yours truly
- My SPAM Sandwich, from Sweet Crumbs
- An Ode To SPAM, from Jaden’s Steamy kitchen