Sunday Dinner

April 20, 2008 at 3:55 pm (crap, voltairespriest)

Ok so this isn’t political at all but it came up in the google ads on the site gmail when I was deleting the spam tray. Feast your eyes and feel your mouths water. Whoar.

SPAM SKILLET CASSEROLE

Serving Size : 6 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Casseroles Main dish

Amount Measure Ingredient — Preparation Method
——– ———— ——————————–
2 Baking potatoes, cut into
-1/8″ slices
1 cn SPAM Luncheon Meat, cubed
-(12 oz)
1 c Thinly sliced carrots
1 c Thinly sliced onions
1/2 c Thinly sliced celery
2 Garlic cloves, minced
2 tb Flour
1 t Coarsely ground pepper
3/4 t Dried whole thyme
1 cn No-salt-added green beans,
-drained (16 oz)
1 cn No-salt-added whole
-tomatoes, drained and
-chopped (16 oz)
1 cn No-salt-added vegetable
-juice cocktail (5 1/2 oz)
Butter-flavor vegetable
-cooking spray

Cook potatoes in boiling water 3 minutes or until crisp-tender.
Drain. In skillet, cook SPAM until browned; remove from skillet. Add
carrots to skillet and saute 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add
onion, celery, and garlic; saute until vegetables are tender. Combine
flour, pepper, and thyme. Stir flour mixture into vegetable mixture;
cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add SPAM, green beans, tomato,
and vegetable juice cocktail. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer
5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove skillet from heat; arrange
potato slices over SPAM mixture to cover completely. Spray potato
slices with vegetable cooking spray. Broil 6″ from heat source 10
minutes or until golden.

(Original link here if you’re so sad and desperate that you want to check the recipe. I’d imagine it goes well with Frosty Jack or a similarly fine white cider.)

13 Comments

  1. Janine said,

    That would be SO nice. Without the spam.

  2. modernity said,

    there are worse things than spam, can’t think of any, at the moment but I’l sure there are

    fried spam ain’t too bad, granted its been decades since I tried it and my memory’s not what it was

  3. voltairespriest said,

    Could always do it with Bernard Matthews Turkey Roll I s’pose.

  4. voltairespriest said,

    PS – look, I’m supposed to have written something profound about the 40th anniversary of the Rivers of Blood speech, and instead I’m writing about spam casserole. Don’t tell Jim, will ya?

  5. Dustin the Turkey said,

    It’s a horrid generalization, I know, but when I search for recipes online, I always spot the ones which are from Americans because they tend to be hideously bastardized versions of the original; for example using “cooking spray” (because, you know, a tablespoon of real olive oil from a bottle MIGHT KILL YOU) or horrid shortcut (chicken soup instead of stock).

  6. Red Maria said,

    God, that is so true!
    I reckon that’s why Americans are so fat.
    Anyway:

    Combine some tuna in olive oil with some haricot beans and chopped wild garlic leaves. Squeeze the juice of a lemon over. Murmer a decade of the rosary in thanksgiving. Eat. Go to heaven. Done.

  7. Dustin the Turkey said,

    “I reckon that’s why Americans are so fat.”

    I reckon the ones reduced to using cooking spray are thin but miserable though. I mean, even the start of the Wikipedia entry makes me ill:

    “Cooking spray is a spray form of various types of oils, combined with lecithin, an emulsifier, and a propellent such as food-grade alcohol, nitrous oxide, carbon dioxide or propane. ”

    Yum.

    Reading a recent book by Kevin Smith – really a set of diary entries – I was amazed by how often – not quite daily, but almost daily – he fed his family from fast food places. We’re talking a world-famous director who I presume isn’t short of cash. I’m not an anti-fast food zealot by any means, but more than twice a week would make me feel a bit sick.

    I would try your tuna recipe but alas, it’s one of those foods I’ve actively tried to like but never managed.

  8. paddy garcia said,

    Deep fried spam fritters made with organic breadcrumbs with chips made from new potatoes with whole earth ethical ketchup is a truly heavenly culinary experience.

  9. Dustin the Turkey said,

    As long as it’s free-range organic spam, Paddy.

  10. voltairespriest said,

    Maria; screw that, give me the communion wine served by a woman in a nun’s outfit and then you’re talking! 😉

  11. Red Maria said,

    Oh no! That sounds like the kind of John Wijngaards trip which would have the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issuing flurries of directives condemning “grave errors” and the like.

    Briefly grill a slice of good bread, say baguette or ciabatta, drizzle with olive oil, top with slices of serrano ham, tomato and wild garlic leaves; eat at once, perhaps with a glass of rough red wine.

  12. voltairespriest said,

    Walk to your local Kurdish takeaway, have the man in there throw some lamb on the grill, add this to a naan bread and sprinkle salad and lemon juice. Eat at once with red wine or beer. Or both if yer feeling cheeky.

  13. A Meal and a Half « Shiraz Socialist said,

    […] Here’s another random recipe, this time from Martin Blunos. Sure beats the crap out of spam casserole. Having recently tried something similar, I’m told the secret’s in the wild garlic […]

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