I was witness to a conversation about Spam the other day that turned ugly. It was on Facebook and I was eavesdropping, you know... when you read the comments of a friend of a friend. The friend (who's a friend of my daughter but in my mind she's still 14, can't drive and depends on me to take them to the skating rink on Friday nights) posted she had made Spam and eggs for breakfast. It started a round of Spam prejudice that I didn't know existed. Everything from trailer jokes to hillbilly innuendos.
When I was growing up, it was served pretty often. We had it for breakfast meat, alongside eggs, and on weekends Daddy would chop it up and stir it into gravy to have over biscuits. He called it S.O.S. from his Army days! We also had it when we'd go camping or on fishing trips. All you had to do was open the can, slice it up and zip-zap you had a sandwich. No refrigeration needed, excellent for hungry kids. No complaints from me or my brother.
So what do you think, is it poor man's food or a reasonable substitute for ham?