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Lynn Tramper
(retropump) - F

Locale: The Antipodes of La Coruna
SPAM on 04/23/2008 15:36:34 MDT Print View

No, not the stuff you get in your emails.

We often dehydrate Spam for our hiking trips. It dehydrates and rehydrates really nicely when chopped into small bite-size peices. You can get reduced salt Spam, or Turkey Spam (lower in fat) etc...

Be careful with this stuff if you have pets...the smell drives them crazy as they seem to think you've just opened a can of pet food for them!

Rick Dreher
(halfturbo) - MLife

Locale: Northernish California
Re: SPAM on 04/23/2008 16:26:21 MDT Print View

Lower salt and lower fat? Heresy--how can that be called Spam? The next thing you're going to tell us is it's not bright pink ;-)

I confess to trying Spam sushi in Hawaii, just so I could say I did it.

I wonder with the critters whether it's the smell or the ritual "slurp" noise it makes coming out of the can?

Along the same lines, I now see prosciutto bits in the store, which should liven up numerous dishes and last a long while (a little bit goes a long way). I'd keep it in an OP sack for critter control, since I'll bet a bear would smell it from the next county.

Lynn Tramper
(retropump) - F

Locale: The Antipodes of La Coruna
Re: Re: SPAM on 04/23/2008 17:39:54 MDT Print View

Well, actually, the Turkey Spam is a dull desert brown. I must read the ingredients to see if that is an intentional colour (ie food colouring) or is, HEAVEN FORBID, it's NATURAL colour.

I might have to make my own prosciutto bits as I doubt they will be available in NZ in the near future.

As for the critters wanting the Spam, it appears to be a real addiction as there is virtually nothing our cats or dog wouldn't do to get to it, even after it's dried. Makes great dog treats!

Mike Barney
(eaglemb) - F

Locale: AZ, the Great Southwest!
SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM... SPAM!!!!! on 04/23/2008 18:28:35 MDT Print View

Dehydrated SPAM? Wow, another variety! I though I had seen it all with the "7 Variety SPAM Gift Pack" in Korea.

Guess it's now **8**

In all seriousness, dehydrating SPAM is probably a pretty good way to add a little protine and calories to another pack of Ramin noodles.

Question on the result: once you dehydrate it, do you need to keep it cool or sealed?

Lynn Tramper
(retropump) - F

Locale: The Antipodes of La Coruna
Re: SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM... SPAM!!!!! on 04/23/2008 19:48:12 MDT Print View

"Question on the result: once you dehydrate it, do you need to keep it cool or sealed?"

Nope. Just make sure it's completely dry. We do ours overnight (which is overkill but easy). Usually do two cans at a time.

It adds a lot of protein and flavour to stuff like ramen, instant spuds, pasta or rice dishes, and extra fat too if you go with the origianl varieties, but generally a lot of salt to eat too often.

Are you serious about the 7 variety spam gift pack????? That's seriously wierd...

Edited by retropump on 04/23/2008 19:48:48 MDT.

David J. Sailer
(davesailer) - F

Locale: Pacific Northwest
From the "The SPAM-ku Archive"... on 04/23/2008 21:02:52 MDT Print View

A half-eaten slice.
Ants swarm the cold, greasy plate.
A suicide note.
- anonymous

The ceiling fan turns.
The loaf sweats ominously.
Time is running out.
- anonymous

SPAM glistens pinkly;
Cat taps it with wary paw
To see if it's dead.
- anonymous

Does SPAM contain tongues?
When you eat it, does it taste
you as you taste it?
--Chris Fishel, ctf2m@virginia.edu

Leaning to kiss her,
Smelling her breath, I thought of
Love and luncheon loaf.
--Rex Jones, rex@uis.msstate.edu

SPAM frying in lard
The whir of the kitchen fan
Summer of my youth
--Linda

Split the SPAM atom
Enormous pink mushroom cloud
World covered in pork
--Tom Elliott, Tosh@Werple.mira.net.au

Driving with Ute friends.
Miles of silence pass before,
"Price of SPAM is up."
- anonymous

Formless spawn of pork,
Leers with gelatinous gaze,
Taunting my lean soul.
--William Bradford, tslug@peak.org

If Hormel branched out
With new meat types, we might see
Spicken, Spish, or Speef.
--Tom Elliott, Tosh@Werple.mira.net.au

Roseate pork slab
How you quiver on my spork!
Radiant light, gelled.
--L. Sheahen, lsheahen@nas.edu

"A SPAM murder, Holmes?
Whither the murder weapon?"
"Alimentary."
--Ken Zuroski, zuroski@cmu.edu

What a mockery--
Lettuce and fruits surround SPAM.
Why gild the lily?
--L. Sheahen, lsheahen@nas.edu

Eat or be eaten.
With SPAM, you can never be
sure who is winning.
--Ben Hitz, hitz@cumbnd.bioc.columbia.edu

Fuchsia and chartreuse
The breakfast of champions
SPAM and Mountain Dew
--Bill Turner, turnerwj@muohio.edu

SPAM SHAM arrested
for "Incitement to Haiku"
and "Contempt of Pork."
--Rory, son of mickman

In Shakespeare's SPAMlet:
Shouts at Ophelia, "Get thee
to a cannery."
--Chris Fishel, ctf2m@virginia.edu

Old retired jocks to
star in ads for new SPAM Lite.
"Tastes filling!" "Less great!"
--Bob Roberds, broberds@ix.netcom.com

New brand: Chia SPAM.
Meat and greens in every bite.
Hormel, we'd buy it!
--Bruce D. Sidlinger, Bruce@Sidlinger.COM

O'er black bubbling vat,
Snout, ears, feet, and fat. This, that.
Witches cackle, "SPAM!"
--William Routhier, routhier@cybercom.net

Queasy, greasy SPAM
Slithers without propulsion
Across a white plate.
--sarahb@lamar.colostate.edu

Patio slime trails
Are not from snails but anxious
SPAMs seeking escape.
--Mike O'Connor (K.M.O'Connor), mickman@intonet.co.uk

Churchill on SPAM: "A
riddle wrapped in a myst'ry
wrapped in some pink gel.".
--Chris Fishel, ctf2m@virginia.edu

Evita eats a
slab of SPAM, sings "Don't Cry For
Me, Minnesota."
--Chris Fishel, ctf2m@virginia.edu

See http://web.mit.edu/people/jync/spam/archive.html