Welcome to Taste Creations Monday! Today my blogging friends and I are sharing sandwich recipes! Scroll to the bottom of this post to see what sandwich recipes my friends are featuring today! I am sharing an easy and delicious breakfast sandwich I recently made myself with a yummy ingredient that I only just began liking—spam!
SPAM and Egg Breakfast Sandwich Recipe
I used to think I didn’t like SPAM, an ingredient that my husband grew up with and loves. (But that might just be because I never really gave it a chance before.) But my kids made a kimchi fried rice with slices of fried spam the other night for dinner, and I thought that the spam was so tasty!
If you aren’t familiar with SPAM, it’s a canned pork product made by Hormel Foods Corporation. It’s popularly used in South Korea, where my husband’s parents were from. It’s often used in Korean dishes like fried rice and kimbap, a roll of rice and seaweed plus other ingredients. I think SPAM tastes best when it’s fried, which makes it taste somewhat like pork roll, which is a popular ingredient here in my home state of New Jersey. So I decided to make a SPAM and egg breakfast sandwich for my Taste Creations sandwich for today’s blog hop. I love bagels, so I decided to use a bagel—in this case a sesame one—as the base of my sandwich.
1 tablespoon shredded mozzarella cheese
I used a fresh sesame bagel for my sandwich, and when I have a fresh bagel, I don’t toast it. I love the softness and chewiness of a soft bagel! But you can toast yours if you like.
Making this sandwich is quite easy. After slicing my bagel, I spread a little bit of cream cheese on each side. I then heated a little bit of olive oil in my seasoned cast-iron frying pan. Then I cut a few slices of spam and added those to the pan—the aim is to lightly fry the SPAM so it gets a little crispy on each side.
I then cracked an egg into the pan and let that fry medium well until the yolk was no longer runny—you can let your yolk remain soft if you like. Once the SPAM and egg were done, I used them to top one half of my bagel and added a little bit of shredded mozzarella and topped it all with the other half of the bagel. You could continue heating your bagel in the frying pan to melt the cheese if you like, but I just popped mine in a toaster oven set at 350 degrees for a minutes or two. Then it was ready to eat!
This combination makes a very tasty sandwich and I love how the cream cheese gets warm and extra creamy. As I write this, I am planning to start my workday tomorrow with another SPAM, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich!