Introduction: Game Day Spam Spread

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I always keep a can or two of Spam in my pantry, as I know that I can come up with an excellent appetizer on a moments notice.  Years ago we made ham salad from left over ham, but discovered that Spam is perfect for a spread.  I shaped it into a football for a tailgate party one weekend, and a Game Day Spread was born.  

Step 1: Gather Ingredients.

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Hormel Spam
Yellow Onions
Pickle Relish
Hard boiled eggs
Cajun Seasoning
Pepper Sauce
Ground cloves
Liquid Smoke
Mayonnaise
Green Pepper
Frito Scoops

Step 2: Chop Onions

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Place a half of a cut up yellow onion in a food processor and give them a whirl.

Step 3: Chop the Spam

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Cut Spam  (or as in these picsI show ham) into cubes and add to food processor and pulse away to your desired texture.  Remove the Spam and onion mixture to a mixing bowl and set aside.

Step 4: Chop Eggs

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Chop up four hard boiled eggs by hand.  A processor can turn them to paste.  Add the chopped eggs to the mixing bowl.

Step 5: Bring It All Together

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Add at least 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish, a tsp or so of dry mustard powder, Cajun seasoning, pepper sauce, a teaspoon or two of Liquid Smoke, a dash of ground cloves, and mayonnaise, mixing to the consistency you desire.

Step 6: Make a Platform

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Now make a platform for the Spam spread by taking a piece of quarter inch foam core cut to a desired shape, here I am making a football shaped spread for game day.  Place a couple of double faced foam tape pieces on the underside of the platform to hold it in place on a silver tray.  Shape the Spam salad into a football shape, making letters and laces with cut up peppers, carrot pieces and celery, etc..    Pile Frito Scoops around the display and enjoy.

Step 7: Done!

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savorthefood (author)2013-05-21

Great touch to the Spam ball!!

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