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a recipe by
J. White Harris
Gallatin, TN

This Spamburger is a quick, easy, and tasty sandwich that the kids think is a gourmet meal. During the Second World War, Spam was often the only meat available in Hawaii. The people there made the best of of what they could get and they developed numerous recipes that utilized Spam as the featured ingredient. Even today Spam is an important item in the diet of the Hawaiian people. More Spam is eaten per person there than anywhere else in the United States.

serves 1
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For spamburger

  • 1 slice
    spam (3x1/4")
  • 1
    hamburger bun
  • mayonnaise, to taste
  • 1
    lettuce leaf
  • 1 slice
  • 1 slice
  • pickles

How To Make spamburger

  • 1
    Slice the spam into 3x1/4" slices, one slice for each spamburger.
  • 2
    For added taste, toast the bun with butter or olive oil.
  • 3
    Brown the spam in a skillet. When you turn the slice of spam over add the cheese so it will melt a bit.
  • 4
    Spread mayonnaise on each side of the bun.
  • 5
    Put together each spamburger with layers of lettuce, tomato, spam, cheese, and pickles.
  • 6
    Enjoy your spamburger.