AoM Month of Sandwiches Day #19: Spam & Egg Breakfast Special

by Jeremy Anderberg on April 25, 2013 · 14 comments

in Cooking, Food & Drink, Travel & Leisure

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Welcome to Day #19 of the AoM sandwich project. Last month we asked readers for their best sandwich recommendations. Out of 483 submissions, we picked 20 to highlight here on the site each weekday during the month of April. At the end, we’ll publish all the entries into an epic man-sandwich cookbook. Enjoy.

Today’s Sandwich: Spam & Egg Breakfast Special by Travis

I chose this sandwich for three very clear reasons. First, I love a good breakfast nearly as much as Ron Swanson. Second, the “bun” is a couple of Eggo waffles, and I used to eat Eggo waffles all the time as a kid. And finally, this “sandwich” includes a healthy amount of Spam, which happens to be made in the very town I was born in (Austin, Minnesota). I can’t imagine this breakfast beast disappointing me, but we shall find out…

Ingredients

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  • Eggo waffles
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Egg
  • Spam (bacon flavored)
  • Taco sauce

Step 1: Slice Spam and Fry

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Fry it up to a nice golden brown.

Fry it up to a nice golden brown.

Step 2: Toast Waffles

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Step 3: Fry Egg

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Step 4: Layer Spam

Ended up cooking way too much Spam. Luckily, it makes for a great sandwich later in the day with just bread.

Ended up cooking way too much Spam. Luckily, it makes for a great sandwich later in the day with just bread.

Step 5: Add Egg

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Step 6: Add Cheese

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Step 7: Add a “Splash” of Taco Sauce

I used a nice spicy taco sauce; it was superb.

I used a spicy taco sauce; it was superb.

Final Product

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Taster’s Notes

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This sandwich was way more tasty than I even expected. I know I had high hopes going into it, but I honestly thought it might be a little weird. The Eggo has some built-in sweetness, which was unexpected. I used to slather mine in so much butter and syrup that you could barely even taste the waffle. The Spam tasted remarkably normal, and went deliciously with the egg and cheese. If you don’t have Spam, substitute any meat, and you’d still have a tasty breakfast. Enjoy with a nice hot cup of coffee like I did, and you’re set for a day of choppin’ down trees in the Pacific Northwest. What a delicious and hearty breakfast; thanks Travis!

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Nestor April 25, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Oh.My.Goodness, yes!! I know what I’m making this weekend for breakfast!

2 Jack C April 25, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Don’t ruin the fried egg by breaking the yolk and you’re in business!

3 Eric April 25, 2013 at 3:11 pm

This… This is amazing.

4 Dylan April 25, 2013 at 5:16 pm

Man, I don’t even like spam and that looks great.

5 Scott April 25, 2013 at 6:47 pm

I bet scrapple would be amazing on this

6 John April 25, 2013 at 10:03 pm

Here in Hawaii, this is a common sandwich — though made with regular sandwich bread instead of waffles. You can get it at any diner and it’s pretty common pub grub. Great after a round of beer.

7 Adrienne April 25, 2013 at 10:42 pm

My favorite thing in the whole world is a fried Spam sandwich. Slice the Spam thinly, fry crisply, lots of mayo, iceberg lettuce, on the softest white bread you can find.

This is one step up! Thanks…

8 Austin J April 26, 2013 at 9:35 am

@Scott
Scrapple! The DE/PA twist on a great looking sandwich.

9 Alex April 26, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Spam is just awesome, I can’t think of a single thing it doesn’t go well with.

10 Kevin Daley April 26, 2013 at 12:51 pm

You can have spam and eggs, that’s not got much spam in it!

11 jerry April 26, 2013 at 7:02 pm

I would rather be on listening post in N Vietnam without a weapon than eat spam…. Or Vienna sausages

12 Native Son April 27, 2013 at 11:42 am

Ah. Interesting. Very Interesting. And although the ingredients are a bit “non-traditional”, the portions are relatively small compared to the same (or very similar) plated breakfast at a diner.

13 Lexington Green May 15, 2013 at 3:11 pm

This looks very good. One thing I would do differently. When you flip the spam, layer it in the pan, and put the cheese on top, put a lid on the pan for a minute or so, and the cheese will melt while the spam browns. Put the spam/cheese on the waffle, then the egg on top of that. Otherwise, this looks like a winner.

14 J. Carpenter October 5, 2013 at 4:19 am

That spam is not properly fried! It must be heartily charred through-out. Remember, as with toast, there is no such thing as burnt, only delicious.

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