Spam fries are so easy and tasty. This recipe takes a simple can of Spam and elevates it to the next level. I usually serve these tasty little fries up as a finger food at parties. They are always the talk of the party. They make a great little snack on the weekends, as well. Of course, they are a huge hit with the kids.
It’s hard to believe that Spam dates back to 1937, became a wartime staple, and gained worldwide popularity after World War II. Actually, in may parts of Southeast Asia Spam is a delicacy. When I lived in South Korea, it was often exchanged as a gift on holidays and special occasions.
Spectacular Spam Fries
Spam fries are popular simple recipe. They are a hit at parties and with the kids. Actually, I love them too. Serve them up with our secret dipping sauce or even just some ketchup and you will be the talk of the town.
To Make the Fries
To Make the Sauce
Add the flour to a mixing bowl. Add in the paprika, garlic, and pepper. Stir until it's well combined. Crack the eggs into a second bowl, and the put the bread crumbs in the third bowl.
Using tongs or your hands, dredge the spam in the flour and roll it until it's well coated. Next, put it in the egg mixture. Lastly, dredge it in the bread crumbs. Set the pieces aside on a plate.
Add some oil to a frying pan. You'll need it about 2 inches deep. Over medium high heat, bring the oil up to about 350 degrees F. If you don't have a thermometer, sprinkle a small bit of flour in the oil. If it sizzles and bubbles, the oil is up to temperature. Place the spam fries in, in batches, and fry them for about 45 seconds on one side. Using your tongs, flip them, and fry them for an additional 45 seconds on the other side. Set them aside on a plate lined with a paper towel and repeat the process for the remaining batches.
Add the mayo, dijon mustard, garlic, and lemon juice to a bowl. Mix until it's well combined.
Serve and enjoy your Spam fries and dipping sauce.
Serving Size 3 oz
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories 320
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 23g36%
- Saturated Fat 6g30%
- Cholesterol 40mg14%
- Sodium 680mg29%
- Total Carbohydrate 14g5%
- Dietary Fiber 5g20%
- Protein 10g20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.
As with any recipe, a few tips are always in order when making it. For example, you can cut them into any shape you want. I usually cut the Spam into about 15 pieces so they resemble wedge fries. You can use any spices you want to season the flour. I like the paprika, garlic, and pepper, but you can let your imagination and taste buds run wild. When doing the dredging, I use my hands for the flour and breadcrumb stations. I use tongs for the egg station, however, as it can get a little messy. You want about 2 inches of oil in the bottom of a fairly large frying pan. The temperature should be about 350 degrees F. If you don't have a thermometer, you can drop a small bit of flour in, if it sizzles and bubbles, you'll know the oil is up to temperature.