SPAM is another Filipino breakfast staple, you are not truly Pinoy If you haven’t eaten it once in your life. This meat product has become part and parcel of the Filipino diet and is loved by all regardless of social/economic class. To get a better understanding of how this came about you can refer to my previous blog post. It’s also called luncheon meat by local manufacturers who have produced similar product due to it’s high demand and popularity.
How do we eat spam then, well usually fried accompanied by bread or rice. I have tried it sandwiched between two slices of white bread, wheat bread and even pandesal. Eaten it with white rice, garlic rice and added to fried rice. Made it into onigirazu and spam musubi. But Filipinos will always go back to their favorite way, which is with egg and rice commonly knows as “spamsilog”.
Eating spam, egg and rice, always transport me back to my childhood when we will have it for breakfast, usually on those lazy Saturday mornings. I did the same when I had kids and served this to my family on weekends or when I am just too lazy to cook.
It’s very simple to make, just cut your spam in however thick you want it then fry in a non-stick pan until browned and crisp outside. I don’t add any oil to the pan since spam is greasy enough. Fry an egg sunny side style. Then place a scoop of rice on your plate and add your spam and egg. We usually eat this with ketchup.