WWII Spam and Egg Sandwich Recipe - Allrecipes.com
WWII Spam and Egg Sandwich Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

WWII Spam and Egg Sandwich

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"My aunt remembers my grandmother making these for the family during World War II when many food items were rationed. Good at any time of day--breakfast, lunch, dinner, or midnight snack!"

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Original recipe makes 1 sandwich Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    15 mins


  1. Melt butter in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Saute the onion in butter until soft. Mash up the slice of luncheon meat with a fork, and add it to the skillet. Cook for 2 or 3 minutes, until browned. Pour the egg into the skillet so that it covers all of the meat and onion. Cook until firm, then flip to brown the other side.
  2. Place the egg and meat onto one slice of the bread and top with cheese and tomato if desired. Place the other piece of bread on top. Bread can also be toasted first.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 04, 2012

I actually grew up with my Mom making this on a regular basis because she grew up with HER Mom making it on a regular basis. The only change Mom made was using gov'ment cheese, she spread mayonnaise on the bread before making the sandwich, and sometimes, she would add lettuce. It was ALWAYS specifically on cheap white bread. I can't think of anything more comforting than this sandwich.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 05, 2003

My mother also used this recipe when we wanted a quick breakfast. It was good.


21 Ratings

Mar 23, 2006

Ok, so I received a can of Spam for Christmas - a relative back home didn't know you can get it in the US, and included it in a 'grocery care package' - and I didn't really know what to do with it. I thought I'd give this recipe a go, but was pretty certain I wouldn't like it. Well, I was wrong! I toasted the bread as suggested, and it was actually a very tasty sandwich. Blimey!

Mar 16, 2006

If you like spam you'll like it. One of the best spam and egg sandwich's I've had in a while.

Aug 18, 2002

It tastes like beefs

Oct 04, 2003

Sooo bad for you, yet sooo good!

Sep 20, 2010

Great sandwich, quick to fix on a night when you get home and think oh no what's for dinner?!!!

Sep 21, 2009

Followed the recipe as written, toasted the bread (we used Arnold's Sandwich Thins). It was tasty, but I guess I'm not a huge Spam fan because I didn't love the flavor. I liked the tomato in it to help balance the saltiness in the meat. It was something different, and if you've got spam to use a good way to use it. :)


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  • Calories
  • 558 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.4 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 273 mg
  • 91%
  • Fat
  • 38.7 g
  • 59%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 22.6 g
  • 45%
  • Sodium
  • 1500 mg
  • 60%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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