SPAM® is one of my favourite comfort foods, and when I do eat some, I really rather enjoy it. Cooking transforms it, so fry or grill until it is crispy and full of flavour. I rather like cubes of crispy fried SPAM®, mixed in with some pasta, flavoured with chilli and sprinkled with grated cheese. Delicious and a nod back to my childhood and the SPAM® we were served for school lunches – albeit sliced straight from the can.
This year SPAM® appreciation week runs from the 2nd – 8th March, and if you share your love of SPAM® – with a simple recipe, poem, photo or drawing you can win some great prizes including a breakfast hot balloon experience, breakfast at the top of the iconic Shard skyscraper in London, or breakfast with the big cats. Entry is easy and will only take a few seconds, pop over to the SPAM® website and fill in a simple form by the 28th of this month. For every entry SPAM® are donating £1 to The Children’s Hospital in Sheffield so you are supporting a great cause by taking part.
Using crumpets as a “pizza” base is a kitchen trick that I have been using for years, so I am pleased to be able to share this simple recipe for SPAM® and cheese crumpets – perfect for a SPAM® based breakfast or snack.
- 200 g tub or can SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham cut into large cubes
- 4 x Crumpets
- 40 g Cheddar cheese – grated
Preheat grill and once warmed, grill the SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham slices each side until golden.
Put the 4 crumpets in at the same time as the SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham under the grill.
Keep the crumpets warm and allow the grilled SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham to cool a little and cut into dice.
Divide SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham into four batches and pile on top of each grilled crumpet.
Pile the grated cheese on top of each crumpet and return to the hot grill until the cheese is hot and bubbling.
Place two crumpets each on warm plates and serve immediately.
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