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Saturday, April 12, 2008

You Won't Believe The Cook-off I'm In Today...


A Spam Cook-off. I kid you not. Hormel Spam, not computer spam! Friends of mine have held this for years, but I was unwilling or unable to go and cook. I was talked into it by my cooking buddy, who calls yesterday and tells me he might not be able to go! Asshat.
Anyway, I got on the website for spam recipes, and was floored to find hundreds! I had already decided to make a Scotch egg, using Spam as the sausage case. Apparently no one has done that before- which could be good or bad.... A few facts about Spam.. Many state and county fairs have Spam contests... Hawaii eats more Spam per capita than any other state... There are now about 5-6 flavors of Spam... The shelf life approaches spent uranium, or a Twinkie... and finally, This is the first Spam I've purchased in 20yrs.! I plan to drizzle it with an oriental sweet/hot sauce that should mask any flavor of Spam that might leak through..
I've asked myself numerous times during the making of this entry- How bad do you want to win this? Would you ever show anyone the trophy?
P.S. Pictures to follow, as some assembly has to be done a contest...

13 comments:

Dana said...

SPAM is wonderful Buff! Nothing like a grilled SPAM and cheese sandwich served with tomoto soup on a day like today! Good Luck!!

Odat said...

Spam???? OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Noooooooooooooooooooo! ;-)

Peace

buffalodickdy said...

dana- You were in the military a little too long I think! But thanks anyway!
odat- What? They didn't serve that at you retirement party? Cheapskates!

Akelamalu said...

I haven't had Spam for years! I want some now! Hope your recipe for scotch eggs turns out OK and yes we want pictures. :)

doggybloggy said...

WOW....every now and again I 'try' a can of spam and on those ever now and agains I am reminded why I never buy spam....good luck - at least you have the 'relief' of knowing that the other competitors are using spam too!

snowelf said...

omg,I am laughing my ass off at this! Exactly how cooking competitive ARE you!!?? ;) And of course I want you to win because you are my favorite Uncle Buff!

--snow

Jeff B said...

This made me think of the Monty Python bit about Spam on a blue plate, as in the blue plate special.

Somehow, "I hope you win." just doen't sound right.

buffalodickdy said...

Ake- Spam is a weird product, to say the least! I reground it, molded it around the eggs- came apart. After 1 hour of cooking at 350F, next morning REMOLDED into complete spheres once again! Came apart later, again..
DogB- Some of it wasn't bad, but the less you do to it, the better the texture. Regrinding or cooking too long, makes it a nasty meat mush!
Snowniece- Finished about middle of the pack- Lasagna won, spam-n-bean soup took 2nd..
jeff- I like a challenge, but even succeeding in this one is sort of a failure...

pinknest said...

this is hilarious and sounds so fun!! i want to try those eggs. ohmygoodness.

Amy said...

Spam is made of people! Spam is made of people!

TavoLini said...

I have only had fried spam sandwiches--and while I don't crave them, they weren't bad.

MarmiteToasty said...

My lads LOVE scotch eggs...... love em.....

And yours look delicious....

x

ciara said...

5-6 flavors of spam??? holy smokes...where have i been. ya know we pacific/asian/islanders love our spam LOL