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.
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)
- Red onion
- Mix mayo with ajvar (it’s a roasted bell pepper paste)
- Fry the egg on very low heat, to make the white set without getting rubbery, and the yolk runny.
- Thinly slice the red onion
- Roast the brioche in the oven to give it a golden crust
- Fry the spam in some oil
- 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.