SPAM Sandwich (Gemütlichkeit SPAMWICH)
Serves: 12
  • 8 ounces HORMEL® BLACK LABEL® Bacon
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, divided
  • ⅔ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 4 cups thinly sliced green and red cabbage
  • 12 hamburger sized pretzel rolls
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 12-ounce cans SPAM® with Bacon
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 1½ cups panko bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup sweet spicy mustard
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Dice bacon into ½-inch pieces. Cook over low heat until crispy; drain on paper towels and set aside. Sauté onion in skillet with 2-3 tablespoons of the bacon drippings. Cook over medium low heat until softened, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle onion with 1 tablespoon of the flour. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add vinegar and sugar; stirring until the sugar dissolves. Season as desired with salt and pepper. Add cabbage and stir until it slightly wilts, about 1 minute. Add reserved bacon. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 300°F. Cut pretzel rolls in half. Lightly brush rolls with a small amount of oil and place face-side down on a baking sheet. Lightly toast rolls in the oven for about 5-10 minutes; set aside. Place remaining oil in large nonstick skillet (enough to cover the bottom of the pan) and heat over medium heat. Slice each can of SPAM® with Bacon into 6 lengthwise slices (for a total of 12 slices). Place flour, eggs and panko crumbs into three separate pans. Dip each slice of SPAM® with Bacon into flour, following by egg and then into the panko crumbs. Sauté the SPAM® with Bacon slices until golden brown on both sides. Place SPAM® with Bacon in warm oven and hold until all slices have been browned.
  3. For assembly, spread the bottom half of each toasted pretzel bun with mustard. Top with SPAM® with Bacon and the cabbage slaw. Top with roll tops and serve immediately. Makes 12 sandwiches.
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