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Re: Decent price on SPAM for the emergency larder
« Reply #50 on: September 10, 2023, 10:42:49 PM »
The local mennonite cheese store sells good canned beef. Think I have more of that than Spam right now. But a sucker for any canned meat.
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Re: Decent price on SPAM for the emergency larder
« Reply #51 on: September 10, 2023, 10:51:21 PM »
Spam is just too salty for my taste.
I have canned chicken (12.5 oz.) from Aldi's, frozen breaded chicken patties and meatballs that I can add to canned pasta, those Knorr noodles sides, or to canned soups.  I also have 12 oz. tubes of frozen pork & bacon sausage that I brown up and use the same ways.  Then there are the 16 oz. canned hams that I dice or cube up to add to scrambled eggs, noodles dishes, some soups, etc.
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Re: Decent price on SPAM for the emergency larder
« Reply #52 on: September 11, 2023, 07:18:23 AM »
Yep, Spam is salty.

But thank goodness I have it right now because a little Spam on top of some food entices Seren to eat enough so that she has food in her stomach for her antibiotics.
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Re: Decent price on SPAM for the emergency larder
« Reply #53 on: September 11, 2023, 11:03:34 AM »
Spam is just too salty for my taste.

That's interesting.  The Spam I had at the VFW wasn't very salty at all.  I wonder if it was a low salt version?  My wife has been cutting back for quite a while on the amount of salt she uses in cooking.  (It's a blood pressure thing for her.)  It's gotten to the point where what was a normal amount of salt back in the day is too salty for us now.
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Re: Decent price on SPAM for the emergency larder
« Reply #54 on: September 11, 2023, 11:17:51 AM »
All I will buy is the lowER salt version.
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Re: Decent price on SPAM for the emergency larder
« Reply #55 on: September 11, 2023, 01:35:39 PM »
Spam is just too salty for my taste.

Boil it for 5 minutes, or let it soak in cold water for about 1/2 hour. It removes most of the salt, and doesn't really affect anything else.
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Re: Decent price on SPAM for the emergency larder
« Reply #56 on: September 12, 2023, 03:38:54 PM »
That's interesting.  The Spam I had at the VFW wasn't very salty at all.  I wonder if it was a low salt version?  My wife has been cutting back for quite a while on the amount of salt she uses in cooking.  (It's a blood pressure thing for her.)  It's gotten to the point where what was a normal amount of salt back in the day is too salty for us now.

Same here.  I haven't added salt to food (except for baking bread) in years as I get enough from the "processed foods" I do eat.  Canned soup is notoriously high in salt but I only eat it in winter.  I also add 3-4 oz. of frozen vegetables (pre-cooked) to the soup and let them diminish the percentage-by-volume of salt.
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Re: Decent price on SPAM for the emergency larder
« Reply #57 on: September 12, 2023, 03:42:35 PM »
Boil it for 5 minutes, or let it soak in cold water for about 1/2 hour. It removes most of the salt, and doesn't really affect anything else.

Hhmm, that's interesting.  Thanks!  I'll keep that in mind.  =)
One question - do you cut the spam up BEFORE you boil/soak it, or after??
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Re: Decent price on SPAM for the emergency larder
« Reply #58 on: September 12, 2023, 07:08:14 PM »
You'll remove a LOT more salt if you cut the spam into final serving slices before you soak it.
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Re: Decent price on SPAM for the emergency larder
« Reply #59 on: September 13, 2023, 12:29:50 AM »
My mac'n'cheese...
 
I get the kind with the envelope of gooey cheesey whatever... No powder/milk combo.
 
I add crushed pepper flakes during the boil. Then I strain, back into the pan, dump in about 1/3 of the cheesey whatever, a package of bacon pieces (Aldi), a little cayenne pepper, and a heaping handful of shredded pepper cheese. Some stirring is required.
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Re: Decent price on SPAM for the emergency larder
« Reply #60 on: September 13, 2023, 01:31:19 AM »
Yes, slice it first.
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Re: Decent price on SPAM for the emergency larder
« Reply #61 on: September 13, 2023, 06:23:38 AM »
I soaked it in hot water for over an hour and it's STILL so darned salty!

Uhm... you do realize that's a salt lick block for cows and not Spam, right?

Aren't they the same thing?
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Re: Decent price on SPAM for the emergency larder
« Reply #62 on: September 13, 2023, 08:56:47 AM »
One of the nearby chemical plants does electrolytic separation of brine water to make chlorine among other chemicals.  Maybe we could suggest another source of brine.
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Re: Decent price on SPAM for the emergency larder
« Reply #64 on: September 19, 2023, 11:05:57 AM »
SPAM, SPAM, SPAM!    --  Steve Lehto
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Beware under processed SPAM.
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Re: Decent price on SPAM for the emergency larder
« Reply #65 on: September 19, 2023, 11:19:19 AM »
SPAM, SPAM, SPAM!    --  Steve Lehto
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CVd7mmRWBs

Beware under processed SPAM.

Says it was all shipped to HEB (?) in Texas
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Re: Decent price on SPAM for the emergency larder
« Reply #66 on: November 30, 2023, 01:39:58 PM »
I've eaten a couple cans from the deal in the OP, seems to taste less salty than I remember about SPAM.
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Re: Decent price on SPAM for the emergency larder
« Reply #67 on: November 30, 2023, 04:52:44 PM »
I went through a number of the cans...

Not for me, but for Seren.

She really likes Spam, and I used it to get her pills into her, first the antibiotics when I thought that a tick disease was the issue then to get her prednisone into her when she was on that for her lymphoma.
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Re: Decent price on SPAM for the emergency larder
« Reply #69 on: January 19, 2024, 11:28:01 PM »
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Re: Decent price on SPAM for the emergency larder
« Reply #70 on: January 20, 2024, 08:43:48 AM »
Yep, over $1 an ounce for a very questionable flavor profile.
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Re: Decent price on SPAM for the emergency larder
« Reply #71 on: January 20, 2024, 08:50:25 AM »
Time for some fried spam and eggs for breakfast.
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Re: Decent price on SPAM for the emergency larder
« Reply #72 on: January 20, 2024, 09:15:56 AM »
Time for some fried spam and eggs for breakfast.

Was just getting ready to make fried spam biscuits
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Re: Decent price on SPAM for the emergency larder
« Reply #73 on: January 20, 2024, 10:05:16 AM »
WTF?

https://www.walmart.com/ip/SPAM-Figgy-Pudding-12-Ounce-Can-Pack-of-2/1922738237?from=/search

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I think a gravy consisting of fried chunks of SPAM, steamed figs with orange zest and the traditional spices would probably nail the flavor.
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Re: Decent price on SPAM for the emergency larder
« Reply #74 on: January 20, 2024, 10:31:15 AM »
Just talked with Mtnbkr. He's snow camping this week with some friends.

He's having the other great camping breakfast -- corned beef hash and eggs.
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