Comfort food is something we all crave from time to time. Living right now during this pandemic we have to take what we have and be able to make a delicious meal. Luckily groceries stores are starting to be more stocked then they were 2 months ago, but going through this has made me realize a few things.
It’s made me realize how important stable pantry items are. You know, the foods that don’t spoil for ages. Things like pasta, noodles, tuna, spam, rice, beans, etc. I usually have some of these items in my pantry normally and I’m sure you do as well.
I love being able to take some basic ingredients and pantry items and make a delicious meal out of it! I want to finish that meal and be like, “Wow, I can’t believe that tasted, that good.”
That’s where this came in. My mom loves Spam. I literally never buy it because it’s not really good for you, and it’s full of salt. But I grabbed some at the store. I bought the low sodium spam, which makes me feel slightly better about eating it. It’s okay though, it’s not a regular occurrence. #treatyourself
I put this dish together and I was beyond happy with how it came out. It’s so easy to make, and really is quite delicious. Hey for a quick, throw together meal, it was outstanding! I will totally be making this again!
Fried Spam & Onion Noodles
12 oz egg noodles
1 can Spam, low sodium
1 small yellow onion, diced
1/2 T olive oil
4 T butter or margarine
3 T Romano cheese
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
1 avocado, optional
Directions: Cook the egg noodles according to package. While the egg noodles are cooking, heat a medium sauté pan over high heat. Let heat up and then add the olive oil and let heat a minute or 2. Next add in the onion and let cook until slightly tender, 2-3 minutes.
Small dice up the spam. Add the spam in the pan with the onions and lower burner slightly. Let cook until they start to char slightly and then flip over the pieces with a spatula. Keep cooking until you get the spam to be nice and crispy on the outside. About 8-10 minutes.
If the spam isn’t getting crispy make sure that it’s flat in the pan and leave there for several minutes about 4-5 before turning it.
Once the spam is crispy enough for you remove from the pan and lay out on a paper towel to soak up any additional grease.
When the noodles are done, remove with a slotted spoon and add to a large bowl. Add in the butter and mix well. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in the Romano cheese.
Add the noodles to 2 bowls and top each both with half of the spam mixture. Top with sliced avocado and a little sprinkle of cheese. Enjoy!