Spam (or any canned meat for that matter) is a favorite staple by the kids at home. The way it is usually prepared … cut into slices then simply fried. While this is good, it could always be better, right? This recipe is one way of preparing Spam to make it more interesting. 🙂

Breaded Spam Sticks

This puts a new spin to a simple breakfast favorite of the kids
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, panko dishes, spam
Servings: 8
Author: Penny Tan

Equipment

  • cutting board
  • knife
  • 3 bowls
  • frying pan
  • tongs

Ingredients

  • 1 can Spam
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup panko (coarse breading)
  • cooking oil

Instructions

Preparation

  • Open a can of Spam (whatever variant) and place its content on a cutting board.
  • Cut the Spam lengthwise then several times across in equal distances. This should make 16 sticks.
  • In one bowl put the flour, in the 2nd bowl put the beaten egg, and the panko in the 3rd.
  • Take one Spam stick and roll it in the flour.
  • Transfer it into the beaten egg and roll until it is fully covered.
  • Transfer to the panko and roll until it is fully covered.
  • Place the Spam stick covered in flour, egg, and panko on the cutting board to sit for at least 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Repeat the procedure for the rest of the sticks.

Cooking

  • Take your frying pan and put enough oil to deep fry. Place the stove on medium heat.
  • Once the oil is hot lower the heat and then place the sticks one by one in the oil, spaced. If they don't all fit, then what is left will be the next batch and the next.
  • Turn the stick when one side turns brown (but not burnt!)
  • When all sides are browned remove the stick from the oil and place it on a paper towel to drain the excess oil.
  • Cook the rest of the sticks.
  • Serve.

Notes

I do not think this is my original recipe.  I am sure there are others who have also made this in the past and probably have fancier preparations like maybe, putting additional spices like basil in the flour.
Be creative and have fun!

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By Penny Tan

Penny wears many hats. She is an educator, writer, editor, blogger, social media manager, web developer, and enthusiastic home baker and cook. As an educator, she teaches multimedia and web development at both the senior high and college level. On the side, she writes and edits textbooks, writes AVP scripts, manages clients’ social media accounts, designs websites for clients, and writes on her lifestyle blogs about family, health, pets, and cooking. At home she is the resident “chef” and enjoys trying out simple to complicated recipes every day for her family to enjoy from available ingredients – baked, fried, steamed, stewed, grilled, broiled – she likes to do them all. Making dishes from scratch is something she loves to do. She also likes experimenting and creating new dishes by building on ready-to-eat dishes that can be bought at supermarkets and groceries.

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