Spamcakes: Spam and pancakes together

Spamcakes: Spam and pancakes together for a delicious meal

My husband used to have this combination of Spam and pancakes at his boarding school at Bingham Academy in Ethiopia, where his parents were missionaries.  This version of Spamcakes is frequently served when we are camping, for a Saturday breakfast or a Sunday dinner. We hope you enjoy them, too.

1 can Spam, sliced into 10 or 12 slices

Lightly browned Spam slices in frying pan

Lightly fry Spam slices in a frying pan over medium low heat. Remove from heat.

Most Delicious Pancakes Ever

3 cups all purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

3 tablespoons sugar

3 eggs, lightly beaten

3 cups milk

1 cup water to thin batter as needed

¼ cup melted margarine (We like Blue Bonnet)

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

 

Combine flour, baking powder and sugar in a bowl. Use a whisk to mix thoroughly.

Combine lightly beaten eggs, milk, melted margarine and vanilla extract. Hold the water to use as needed.

Whisk the liquid ingredients and dry ingredients together. The batter should be neither runny nor thick, but with the consistency of double cream. Use water to adjust the batter thickness as needed.

Pancake batter poured around a fried Spam slice

Wipe out frying pan. Heat over medium heat. You want to cook the pancakes quickly enough so that they stay moist, but not so hot as to leave a doughy center. Put 2 slices of fried Spam in frying pan and pour approximately ¼ cup batter around each piece of Spam. Let Spamcake cook until edges of batter bubble and the bubbles stay open. Turn over and cook for 30-45 more seconds till lightly browned.

Finished Spamcakes in pan

Serve with margarine and real maple syrup. Enjoy! Serves 6.

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Bonus:

Half recipe for Pancakes

1 ½ cups all purpose flour

1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

1 ½ tablespoons sugar

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 ½ cups milk

½ cup water to thin batter as needed

2 tablespoons melted margarine

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

Combine flour, baking powder and sugar in a bowl. Use a whisk to mix thoroughly.

Combine lightly beaten eggs, milk, melted margarine and vanilla extract. Hold the water to use as needed.

Whisk the liquid ingredients and dry ingredients together. The batter should be neither runny nor thick, but with the consistency of double cream. Use water to adjust the batter thickness as needed.

Wipe out frying pan. Heat over medium heat. You want to cook the pancakes quick enough so that they stay moist, but not so hot as to leave a doughy center. Put 2 slices of fried spam in frying pan and pour approximately ¼ cup batter around each piece of spam. Let Spamcake cook until edges of batter bubble and the bubbles stay open. Turn over and cook for 30-45 more seconds till lightly browned.

Serve with margarine and real maple syrup. Enjoy! Serves 2-3.  For a printer friendly version, click here.

If you liked this recipe, you might also like Cheesy Grits and Cajun Shrimp.  

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