If there’s one thing that makes this particular venue stand apart from all the others like it, it’s that I have always pushed the idea that food should be fun. Honestly, what’s the point in slaving over a hot stove in a hot kitchen if you aren’t having any fun doing it? Just once this week, this month or this year, walk into the kitchen and make something that’s just FUN! It doesn’t have to be good for you, it doesn’t have to be worthy of a setting on the table of a fine dining restaurant, but it should make you smile. That’s what this particular “recipe” is all about.
At moments like these inspiration can, and should, come from anything that puts a smile on your face. In my case, it was a few minutes wasted on YouTube watching the iconic antics of John Cleese, Graham Chapman and the rest of the cast of Monty Python’s Flying Circus. In particular, the SPAM skit:
In the end, I settled on using SPAM Egg Sausage and SPAM, because it’s “…Not got much SPAM in it.” (Certainly not as much SPAM as SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM eggs and SPAM.) Initially I was going to simply serve it up as a breakfast plate, but I had a strong desire for some good rye bread, so the Full Monty Python Sandwich became the result of the evening.
Not healthy. Not terribly gourmet. possibly enough to make my cardiologist have a few nightmares, but it was fun to make, fun to eat and just the thought of it still has me smiling.
Go ahead. Have some fun in the kitchen. Even if the results are awful, you’ll be laughing about it and that’s what the entire adventure is about.
The Full Monty Python – Spam Egg Sausage and Spam Sandwich Recipe
- 1/3 lb. breakfast sausage
- 1 – 7 oz. tin SPAM
- 2 eggs
- 2 slices Jewish Rye bread
- 1 tbsp mayonnaise
- 1 tsp. deli style mustard
- Vegetable oil for frying
Form sausage into a patty large enough to cover the bread. Place in a hot skillet over low heat and cook until no longer pink, approximately 4 minutes per side. Place on a rack set into a baking sheet in an oven set to warm.
Cut SPAM lengthwise into six even slices. Fry in an ungreased skillet over high heat for approximately 45 seconds per side, or until the outside of the SPAM is well seared. Transfer to rack with sausage.
Break eggs into a hot skillet over medium low heat. One whites have begun to set, break the yolks with a fork or spatula and stir eggs once. Cook until eggs are mostly set, flip and cook an additional minute.
Toast bread, Apply condiments to one side. Add one layer of SPAM, the egg, sausage and another layer of SPAM. Top with remaining bread, cut in half and serve.
Share and Enjoy!
What I would have done Differently had I thought of it at the time:
I actually tried adding cheese to half of the sandwich, but found that it had very little effect on the flavor, so I wouldn’t recommend it. A few pickle slices might go a long way to cut the heaviness of this sandwich. It’s definitely heavy!
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