Today is Pass the CookBook Club reveal day. This month we cooked out of Seoultown Kitchen by Debbie Lee. I almost didn’t participate this month. My calendar has been so overbooked lately that I thought I’d sit out. However, when I really took a look at our three choices, I realized that this particular dinner would be a huge hit and it wouldn’t take much effort. Sold.I know a lot of people fear Spam, the pseudo meat, however, I grew up on it. I think my father’s military career may have had something to do with that. I continue to buy it because 1. it’s gluten free and 2. it’s great hurricane preparedness food, as the can is easy to open and it is already cooked. If you are in the Spam hating category, use regular ham. It won’t be the same, but it will still be good. There is nothing quite like fried Spam.The recipe also called for 2 Tbsp of chile powder in the 1/2 cup of maple syrup. My wimpy taste buds cringed at the thought, so I lowered the amount; a lot. A scant 1/2 teaspoon was plenty for me. Most of the family didn’t even taste it and thought there was just cinnamon in the syrup. I thought the smoked paprika overpowered everything. I am not sure what the author was going for, but I am pretty sure we didn’t get it. The consensus was to skip the maple syrup and just eat the dish plain in the future.
- enough cooked rice for 4 (3 cups?), heated
- 1 can Spam, sliced into 8 pieces
- 4 eggs
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ½ tsp chile powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp smoked paprika
- dash salt
- In a non-stick skillet on medium heat, fry up the Spam until nicely browned on both sides.
- Remove meat to a plate.
- In the same skillet, cook the eggs over easy or over hard depending on your preference.
- While the eggs or meat are cooking, place maple syrup, spices and salt in a microwave bowl.
- Heat for 1 minute.
- To assemble, place rice in the bottom of a bowl.
- Top with two meat slices and then the egg.
- Drizzle entire dish with syrup.
If you would like to join the Pass the CookBook Club, just hop over to the facebook page link at the top of this post and ask Kita to join. Three recipes from a new cookbook are given out each month from which we can choose one to make. You don’t have to be a blogger to participate.