So, you went to the store to stock up on food and essentials for the quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, when you arrive, the shelves are empty. You are hungry and upset, so you grab the only things you see in a hopeless Hail Mary to try and throw something edible together. Here are some recipes you can make with the products that got left on the shelves.
I know, I know, it sounds disgusting. This idea comes from food blog Quirky Cookery, but since there is no official recipe, I decided to create my own. Good news, it is very simple.
You only need 3 ingredients but can add others if you please. This recipe yields six McRibs.
- 1 Can of original SPAM
- 1 Bottle of BBQ sauce of your choice
- ½ of a sub bun or 1 full hot dog bun
1. Cut spam into ¾ inch slabs.
2.Cut indents to ensure the slabs are cooked evenly. These should just be small slices across the meat that do not cut all the way through.
3.Turn stove burner on high.
4.Sear the McRibs for 1-2 minutes on each side.
5.Place hot dog buns (or sub rolls) in the toaster for 5 minutes. This is optional and only required if you wish to have your rolls toasted.
6.Continue flipping the McRibs every 2 minutes for 4-8 minutes, depending on how much you want it cooked.
7.Take the buns out of the toaster.
8.Place Spam on buns and spread barbeque sauce.
This recipe is easy enough to make with a few ingredients that you probably already have in your house. Egg noodles are a great source of protein when you can’t find any meat or have recently stopped eating meat products because you tasted a Spam McRib.
Good news again, it’s only three ingredients.
- 1 pack of flavored ramen noodles
- 1 egg
- Two generous pinches of shredded cheese
1.Boil a pot of water for the noodles.
2.Place Ramen and seasoning in (we used chicken).
3.Break apart the noodles and cook the ramen as packaging directs.
4.Break an egg into the mixture. Be aware the egg cooks as soon as it hits the boiling water.
5.Stir for about a minute to make sure the egg cooks properly but does not overcook.
6.Strain the mixture into a sink with a slotted spoon.
7.After placing the mixture into a bowl, sprinkle a generous amount of shredded cheese of your choice into the ramen.
8.Stir and enjoy.
These meals can be taken seriously, or you can go for a bit of adventure and experiment in your free time with these recipes. This quarantine and pandemic have taught us to use our resources when we have no resources. We should be able to take what we have and make something fun and exciting and just roll with it.