I love food. Sometimes it's the intricately made sushi rolls, while other times it's slowly braised lamb shanks with tomatoes and tender white beans on a bed of creamy polenta. Last night for dinner I had a bowl of home made guacamole with home made tortilla chips. My point is that my love for food covers quite a large range of cuisines and levels of fanciness.
So then it should come as no shock that I have ZERO shame in occasionally wanting to eat Spam. I wrote about my cravings for Spam in this post for Spam & Egg Breakfast Sandwich and also in this post about Home Fries and Spam. Both posts received comments basically saying how Spam brings back memories of war and poor childhoods and that most people would not eat it.
Fine. Don't. I'm not here to force you to eat anything you don't like. But this Spam, Sweet Potato & Red Pepper Hash with a Poached Egg breakfast I made last weekend was really good, and I hope you do make it. If you are completely against Spam, just use ham.
Ingredients (for 1 serving)
1-2 teaspoons olive oil
1/4 cup diced white onion
1/4-1/3 cups peeled diced sweet potato
1/2 charred and diced jalapeno pepper
1/4 cup diced Spam
1/2 red pepper, diced
salt & pepper to taste
1 poached egg
2 slices toasted bread
Will you give Spam a try???
Have a wonderful weekend!