WWII Spam and Egg Sandwich

WWII Spam and Egg Sandwich


"My aunt remembers my grandmother making these for the family during World War II when many food items were rationed. Good at any time of day--breakfast, lunch, dinner, or midnight snack!"


15 m servings 558 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 558 kcal
  • 28%
  • Fat:
  • 38.7 g
  • 59%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.4g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 22.6 g
  • 45%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 273 mg
  • 91%
  • Sodium:
  • 1500 mg
  • 60%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt butter in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Saute the onion in butter until soft. Mash up the slice of luncheon meat with a fork, and add it to the skillet. Cook for 2 or 3 minutes, until browned. Pour the egg into the skillet so that it covers all of the meat and onion. Cook until firm, then flip to brown the other side.
  2. Place the egg and meat onto one slice of the bread and top with cheese and tomato if desired. Place the other piece of bread on top. Bread can also be toasted first.
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  1. 21 Ratings


I actually grew up with my Mom making this on a regular basis because she grew up with HER Mom making it on a regular basis. The only change Mom made was using gov'ment cheese, she spread mayonn...

Ok, so I received a can of Spam for Christmas - a relative back home didn't know you can get it in the US, and included it in a 'grocery care package' - and I didn't really know what to do with ...

My mother also used this recipe when we wanted a quick breakfast. It was good.

If you like spam you'll like it. One of the best spam and egg sandwich's I've had in a while.

It tastes like beefs

Sooo bad for you, yet sooo good!

Great sandwich, quick to fix on a night when you get home and think oh no what's for dinner?!!!

Followed the recipe as written, toasted the bread (we used Arnold's Sandwich Thins). It was tasty, but I guess I'm not a huge Spam fan because I didn't love the flavor. I liked the tomato in it ...

I have been eating Spam for 70 years and I still like. The only change I make to this recipe is I put it on a toasted bagel. I take it for breakfast on day bus tours.