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• Last updated: September 19, 2020

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

Vintage Sandwich illustration.

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…


Vintage eggo waffles cheddar cheese egg spam taco sauce food Ingredients.

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

Step 1: Slice Spam and Fry

Vintage slice spam pieces placed on a board Illustration.

Vintage Meat loaf Frying illustration.

Fry it up to a nice golden brown.

Fry it up to a nice golden brown.

Step 2: Toast Waffles

Vintage Toaster machine illustration.

Step 3: Fry Egg

Vintage frying egg in pan.

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

Vintage adding eggs into waffles.

Step 6: Add Cheese

Vintage adding Cheese into waffles.

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

Vintage finished sandwich process.

Taster’s Notes

Vintage tasting sandwich illustration.

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!

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