Spam sandwich

Spam sandwich

Did you know spam is extremely popular on Hawaii? They make spam-sushi. They eat spam and rice. And they have spam on their sandwiches. You can’t find spam in Sweden other than in specialized “American shops”. I bought a can, fried it and was surprised over how good it is. And most countries have their “spam”, some kind of processed meat that’s always there for you. In Sweden, I guess falukorv is our spam, or maybe picnic bog. In Germany or Austria, it’s probably Früstücksfleisch. Eaten cold or fried, on a dish or in a sandwich. Enough with this story… I’m making a sandwich here. A simple sandwich.


spam sandwich

I made this sandwich one day when I was hungry and too lazy to go to the store. When I opened my cupboards, I noticed a can of processed meat hidden between pasta packages. I had some leftover bread from when I made burger earlier in the week. In my fridge, I found mayonnaise and ajvar. An almost dead red onion was rolling around in the vegetable tray. That was all I needed to craft the perfect sandwich.

  • Spam (or falukorv or whatever processed meat you use in your country)
  • Mustard
  • Mayonnaise
  • Brioche
  • Ajvar
  • Red onion
  • Egg
  1. Mix mayo with ajvar (it’s a roasted bell pepper paste)
  2. Fry the egg on very low heat, to make the white set without getting rubbery, and the yolk runny.
  3. Thinly slice the red onion
  4. Roast the brioche in the oven to give it a golden crust
  5. Fry the spam in some oil
  6. French mustard on the bottom bun, meat, ajvar-mayo, egg, onion and top bun. Yeah, that’s it.

Is this even considered a recipe? No, but there will be a day when someone googles spam sandwich and will be very happy to find this.