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Put Some Sizzle Pork And Mmm Into Your Daily Sandwich – British Sandwich Week, 17 to 23 May 2020

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It’s British Sandwich Week from 17-35 May 2020. When it comes to making the ultimate sizzling hot sandwich (or SPAM®wich!), there’s one iconic cupboard staple that makes the perfect filling for every sandwich style, from toasties and tortillas to bagels and baguettes.

Made from a minimum of 90% shoulder pork and leg ham, SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham is quick and easy to prepare, and so versatile it can be grilled or fried to make a variety of tasty and convenient sandwiches. Fry and sizzle to create a chunky SPAM® Steak Baguette or grill to build a satisfying SPAM® Club Sandwich.

Here’s an amazing fact you may not know about the humble SPAM® Sandwich…

The ‘Sandwich Islands’ was the name given to the Hawaiian Islands by James Cook in the 1770s.  He named them after John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, who invented the sandwich after placing a piece of meat between two slices of bread.  Coincidently, Hawaiians go crazy for SPAM® Products in Aloha State, more than seven million SPAM® Products are sold per year and Hawaii hosts its biggest biggest festival – the annual SPAM JAM® festival which takes place in Honolulu every April.

SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham and bread make the perfect pair, so why not bring them together and make some tasty snacks this British Sandwich Week.

Try these delicious hot sarnies, which make the perfect snack at any time of day:

SPAM® Club Sandwich (Makes 4 club sandwiches)

Ingredients
1 340g can of SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham – cut into 4 slices vertically
4 slices Red Leicester cheese 
2/3 tablespoons caramelised onion chutney
4 slices of thick cut brown bread
2  slices of thick cut white bread
2  medium tomatoes – sliced
4  wooden cocktail sticks to serve

Method

  1. Under a hot grill lightly grill the slices of SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham on both sides
  2. Toast all sliced of bread on both sides.
  3. Spread the chutney generously over two slices of brown toast then layer up the remaining ingredients on each sandwich as follows :
  4. 2 slices of cheese
  5. 1 slice of grilled SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham
  6. 1 slice of white toast
  7. Chutney
  8. 1 slice of grilled SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham
  9. sliced tomatoes
  10. 1 layer of brown toast
  • Cut the crusts off each sandwich then cut each sandwich across diagonally to give you 4 club sandwiches.
  • Pierce through each club sandwich with a cocktail stick to hold it together.

SPAM® Steak Baguette

Ingredients

1 200g can of SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham – cut into medium slices

1 French Baguette 

Mustard or Garlic Mayonnaise 

1 large onion sliced into rings

1 garlic clove – peeled 

Vegetable oil for frying

Method

  1. Cut the baguette in half long-ways, rub each side with a little garlic and toast under a grill or on a BBQ
  2. Onion rings can either be fried or put into a tin foil parcel with a little oil and cooked on a BBQ.  If using a frying pan, add a little oil into the pan and sauté the onion rings slowly until golden.
  3. Fry or lightly BBQ the SPAM® Steaks until lightly golden both sides. 
  4. Cut the baguette open and spread with the Mayonnaise on both sides.  Lay the SPAM® Steaks along the length of the bread and add a layer of lightly browned onion rings.
  5. Serve with tomato salsa or coleslaw.

SPAM® Tortilla Sandwiches (Makes 4 tortillas)

(These can be cooked in a normal frying pan whilst camping or on the BBQ) 

Ingredients

1 34Og can SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham – cut into medium slices

4 large tortillas

1 large pack Mozzarella or cheese of choice – sliced

1 small bottle sweet chilli sauce

1 packet of rocket or salad leaves

1 tablespoon of vegetable oil

Method

  1. Light brush slices of SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham with oil and fry or BBQ.
  2. Sandwich together the SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham with sliced Mozzarella, rocket or salad leaves inside the tortillas then drizzled with a little sweet chilli sauce.
  3. Toast the tortillas on the hot BBQ ensuring you turn over when they start to brown.
  4. When the cheese starts to ooze out of the sandwich they are ready and can be cut into quarters and served.


A 200g tub, 200g and 340g cans are available from all major UK supermarkets.

Follow SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @OfficialSPAMUK and see further recipes at www.spam-uk.com

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