Gourmet Spam Mcmuffin

"The other day, I was doing grocery shopping. Walked down the isle with the Spam and it called my name. How long had it been since I had bought a can of Spam? In a moment of weakness, I picked up the can (less sodium of course) and placed it in the shopping cart. Once home, I pondered what to do with it. With an abundance of fresh tomatoes on the kitchen counter this sounded like a logical choice. The beauty of this recipe is you can make them 1 or 2 at a time and save the sliced Spam in the refrigerator for another day or make all 6 at once and share with friends and family. :)"
Gourmet Spam Mcmuffin created by mary winecoff
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  • Slice the Spam into 6 even slices and place in a dry, non-stick skillet; cook until lightly browned, turning once.
  • Place the tomato slices on a foil-lined cookie sheet, top with grated cheese and place under the broiler until cheese is melted.
  • To assemble: Place the Spam slices on 6 of the muffin halves, top with a tomato slice, black pepper and a basil leaf.
  • Spread the remaining half of muffin with Dijon mustard to suit your taste, place on top of all and enjoy.

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  1. Gayle A.
    Try using the Black Pepper Spam. It has a distinctive flavor, a bit different than regular Spam, and would eliminate salt and pepper from the original recipe. We like the Pepper Spam better in every Spam recipe I have tried it in, even (surprisingly) my Spam, yam, and pineapple with brown sugar, cloves, and butter dinner! Just a variation on the original recipe here, which sounds just fine as it is. However, due to chewing issues, we prefer using croissants instead of English muffins, too. PS...use the Black Pepper Spam ONLY if you like peppery/spicy because it definitely has a bit of a peppery bite to it, especially alone, though adding a mild creamy cheese like Havarti or Philly cream cheese would mellow it considerably. I tried adding part of this as a reply but it works way better to wait until the edit pencil pops up!
  2. locodr
    See above.
  3. locodr
    Haven't made this, but I will. I will slice the Spam as directed and smoke it with hickory. Smoked Spam is delicious. More later.
  4. Susie D
    Who knew spam could taste like this? This was easy to make and now there are smaller pouches of spam available. The basil/ tomatoes are the star. I toasted the english muffins on the paninni maker. Thanks for sharing the recipe & twisting my arm to rediscover what I considered a camping staple only made much better. Made for ZWT7.
  5. mary winecoff
    Gourmet Spam Mcmuffin Created by mary winecoff



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