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Spam-Tastic Lo Mein

How can one pass up the chance to make the trashiest of all trail meals? Well I know I can’t pass up those chances……Spam-Tastic Lo Mein is the answer to that.

Ford and I went hiking with Trailhead and TwoFourtyJeff today up in the Issaquah Alps, on Cougar Mountain, here in Washington State. It was a wet day, rain spitting every once in a while. We saw a nice dry spot and decided to take a break and have a snacky.

Well, I had a hankerin’ to put the two trashiest foods of all time together: Spam® and Ramen pan-fried into a tasty mess of Lo Mein.

The recipe is archived at Trail Cooking.

Spam-Tastic Lo Mein

In a quart freezer bag:

In a tiny bag:

  • ¼ tsp diced dried garlic
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ¼ tsp dried ground ginger

Also take:


Bring 1½ to 2 cups water to a near boil. Add the water to the freezer bag. Seal tightly and put in a cozy for 5 to 8 minutes.

Meanwhile in your pot add about ½ the oil. Heat over a low flame. Add in the Spam and using a spoon cut it into wedges. Cook till turning golden brown and it smells of bacon. Take off the heat.

Drain any remaining water from the ramen. Add the remaining oil and ramen mixture to the Spam and return to a low flame. Start tossing with chopsticks. Add in the soy sauce, seasonings and sesame oil. Keep tossing till the pasta is just starting to get golden. Top with green onions and peanuts.

Serves 1 big appetite.

Notes: The GSI Mess Kit is used in the video.


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