It’s officially SPAM® Appreciation Week from w/c 8 March and 2021 is an extra special year for SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham as the iconic meat celebrates 80 years in the UK. Celebrate this special occasion with this delicious Cheese & SPAM® Toastie that I have re-created from a 1970’s classic! This toastie is ideal comfort food, with oozing cheese and tasty SPAM®.
It was during WWII in 1941 that the iconic tinned meat made its debut in Britain, feeding the nation through challenging times with meals such as SPAM® Hash and the legendary SPAM® Fritter tea. The popularity of SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham has endured to this day, remaining a firm cupboard favourite among British households who bought more cans than ever during 2020.
Put some sizzle into Appreciation Week celebrations! Made from a minimum of 90% shoulder pork and leg ham, uniquely tasty and versatile SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham can be sliced, diced and sizzled in a pan or wok, grilled or oven baked, or enjoyed straight from the can. There’s a whole host of recipes and simple ideas at www.spam-uk.com to make quick and easy SPAMTASTIC™ meals and snacks for all the family.
During SPAM® Appreciation Week, fans are being encouraged to share their memories or favourite recipes on social media platforms @OfficialSPAMUK, using hashtag #SPAM80UK. A specially designed, limited edition anniversary tee shirt will be available to many fans who get involved in the UK celebrations. Give SPAM® a follow for more information.
- Heat a drizzle of oil in a large frying pan and gently fry the SPAM® until crisp on both sides.
- Place 4 slices of bread on a chopping board, buttered-side down. Top each slice with grated cheese and two slices of SPAM®. Place the remaining slices of bread on top, buttered-side up.
- Now place in a toastie maker. Or heat a large frying pan over a medium heat. Put the sandwich in the pan and fry for 3 minutes on one side, pressing down lightly with a spatula every so often, or until the bread is golden brown. Carefully turn over and fry for a further 2 minutes or until crisp and golden.
- Cut the toasties in half and serve - enjoy!
Ideas to pimp up your Cheese & SPAM® Toastie
- Sweet Chilli Sauce
- Baked Beans
- American Mustard
SPAM® Chopped Pork & Ham is a versatile store-cupboard ingredient that is made from more than 90% Shoulder Pork & Leg Ham. A 200g tub is currently available from Tesco and Asda. 200g and 340g cans are available from major UK supermarkets.
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