SPAM® Potato Skins (and a Giveaway!)

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Delicious potato skins filled with creamy mashed potato and topped with crispy SPAM® pieces and melted mozzarella cheese.

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Delicious potato skins filled with creamy mashed potato and topped with crispy SPAM® pieces and melted mozzarella cheese.

This year SPAM® turns 80 and what better time to join the celebrations than SPAM® Appreciation Week, which it just so happens is next week (6th-12th March 2017).

To help you join in the celebrations, SPAM® invited me to share with you one of their recipes – SPAM® Potato Skins, which I’ve eaten several times since being sent the recipe last week and they’re really very moreish. I think the secret is to cut up the SPAM® pieces so they’re quite small, they get a lovely crispness on the outside when fried whilst staying soft in the middle, and they go really well with the sour cream and potato-filling in these potato skins.

In addition to sharing this yummy recipe, I’ve got 5 SPAM® Bundles to be won a bit further down the page. If that wasn’t enough for you, I’ve also got details of the SPAM® Can Tour and how you can win a VIP trip to the Liverpool event.

Delicious potato skins filled with creamy mashed potato and topped with crispy SPAM® pieces and melted mozzarella cheese.

The SPAM® Can Tour

SPAM® are returning with their popular SPAM® Can Tour for the second time. They’ll be touring the country in a specially designed airstream trailer serving up free SPAM® samples, sharing recipe ideas and there’ll also be opportunities to get your hands on some limited edition SPAM® merchandise. The tour runs from May to August starting in Liverpool and finishing in Cardiff.

The full 2017 tour dates are…

  • LIVERPOOL Paradise Place – 6th-8th May
  • GLASGOW Buchanan Street – 3rd-4th June
  • LEEDS City Centre – 8th-9th July
  • SUNDERLAND Airshow – 21st-23 July
  • BLACKPOOL Airshow – 12th-13th August
  • CARDIFF St David’s Centre – 26-27th August

There’s a chance for you to win a VIP trip to the Liverpool tour where you’ll be a special guest at the first stop. The competition opens over on the SPAM® website from Monday 6th March, so don’t forget to head over there on Monday to enter.

Delicious potato skins filled with creamy mashed potato and topped with crispy SPAM® pieces and melted mozzarella cheese.

Win 1 of 5 SPAM® bundles with an apron, spatula and SPAM® slicer.

SPAM® can be sliced, diced, chopped, grilled and fried to make a wide range of quick and easy meals and snacks. To enter all you need to do is take a look at the wide range of recipes over on the SPAM® website, and then come back here and leave a comment on this post telling me which you’d most like to try during SPAM® Appreciation Week.

Once you’ve commented, log into the Rafflecopter widget below using your email address or Facebook and click on the box to say “I commented”. It’s really important that you do the Rafflecopter bit otherwise your entry won’t count.

Once you’re logged into Rafflecopter you’ll find lots of bonus entry options. None of these are mandatory so you can just do the comment bit if you like, but the more you do the more chance you have of winning.

Good luck everyone x

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Terms & Conditions

  • Closes at midnight (GMT) on Sunday 19th March 2017.
  • Aged 18+.
  • UK residents only.
  • The prizes will be supplied directly by SPAM®.
  • The winners will be notified by email within 48 hours of the closing date. They will have 28 days to claim their prize otherwise an alternative winner will be selected.
  • Only one entry per household.

This giveaway has been shared at Prize FinderSuper Lucky and Loquax.

Delicious potato skins filled with creamy mashed potato and topped with crispy SPAM® pieces and melted mozzarella cheese.

SPAM® Potato Wedges

Active Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes

Serves 6 (1 half each, serves 3 as a light meal)

Ingredients

  • 1 small can (200g) SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham
  • 3 medium to large baking potatoes
  • 1 large shallot
  • 50g spinach
  • 1 small pot of sour cream (150ml)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 25g grated mozzarella cheese
  • Salt

Method

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 200ºC/180ºC fan.
  2. Use a fork to pierce a few holes in each potato. Bake the potatoes for around an hour until they feel soft when pierced with a fork.
  3. While the potatoes are baking, prepare the filling. Finely chop the shallot and cut the SPAM® into small cubes (about ½cm wide).
  4. Heat a frying pan over a medium/high heat and once hot add the SPAM® cubes. Fry them for 4-5 minutes, moving them around so that they brown evenly. Remove them from the pan and set aside to use later.
  5. Turn down the heat under the pan a little and add the chopped shallot, fry for a minute and then add the spinach. Fry for a couple more minutes until the spinach has wilted, keeping the shallots and spinach moving to prevent them from burning.
  6. Once the potatoes are soft in the centre remove them from the oven. Carefully (as they’re really hot) cut them in half and scrape out the insides, leaving a thin layer of potato on each skin.
  7. Brush the potato skins with olive oil and return them to the oven for 5 minutes.
  8. Meanwhile, mash the scooped out potato and mix in the sour cream, spinach and shallot.
  9. Once the potato skins have been in the oven for 5 minutes, remove them and then fill each one with the potato/sour cream/spinach/shallot mixture. Top each one with the cubes of SPAM® and then sprinkle over the mozzarella cheese.
  10. Return the potato skins to the oven for a further 10 minutes.
  11. Serve – I served mine with an extra drizzle of sour cream and sprinkled with finely chopped chives.


NOTE – I prefer my potatoes baked in the oven. You can also cook them in the microwave on high for 10-15 minutes which will cut the total time to make this dish by around 45 minutes.


The 200g tub of SPAM® is available from Sainsbury’s and the 200g and 340g cans are available from all major supermarkets. Visit the SPAM® website for more details or follow @OfficialSPAMUK on social media.

Delicious potato skins filled with creamy mashed potato and topped with crispy SPAM® pieces and melted mozzarella cheese.

Photo courtesy of SPAM®

Nutritional Information

Calories: 284 kcal (14%), Fat: 20.2g (29%), Saturated Fat: 7.8g (39%), Carbohydrates: 16.6g (6%), Sugar: 1.4g (2%), Fibre: 1.1g (5%), Protein: 7.5g (15%), Salt: 1.3g (21%)

This is the estimated nutritional information per serving (excluding additional salt added during cooking). Please refer to my guide to Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen nutritional information if you want to learn more about how this is calculated.

Free From/Suitable For…

  • Corn-Free
  • Egg-Free
  • Gluten-Free
  • Nut-Free
  • Soy-Free

The ingredients for this recipe are easily available free from all these allergens. However, please ensure you double-check allergen information for all ingredients.

Delicious potato skins filled with creamy mashed potato and topped with crispy SPAM® pieces and melted mozzarella cheese.


I’m sharing this recipe with the following blog challenge… #CookBlogShare with Easy Peasy Foodie.

174 Comments:

  1. i think i’d like to try the Spam In The Hole recipe

  2. Margaret Clarkson

    Spam Bubble and Squeak

  3. I’d love to try SPAM And Scalloped Potatoes!

  4. Spam Bubble and Squeak

  5. The Spamanora sounds delicious! x

  6. SPAM® Cake Canapes with Sweetcorn

  7. Bubble & Squeak sounds good!

  8. The Spam Jacket Potatoes looks good. I like mine fried and in a roll on a Sunday morning (with a nice cup of tea), but perhaps that’s just me.

  9. i think spam potato skins

  10. Love Fried Spam in Toast with ketchup

  11. i like yours i mean it sounds great
    SPAM® Potato Wedges

  12. It would have to be the spam breakfast nothing like a good fry up 🙂 x

  13. spam bubble and squeak x

  14. Going to try the SPAM® Potato Wedges

  15. Kirsty Caffrey

    SPAM Winter warmer pie x

  16. Spam in the hole!

  17. Lorraine Tinsley

    The SPAM™ONARA looks great to me, I remember eating loads of spam when I was younger, but then it went out of fashion

  18. SPAM® Bubble and Squeak

  19. The Spam potato skins look good.

  20. Spam Bubble and Squeak

  21. Spam bubble and squeak sounds lush x

  22. Hannah Scudder

    The spam potato skins look great! Will have to try them.

  23. the Spam in the Hole recipe sounds the most attractive to me

  24. I’m going to try the SPAM Yorkshire Breakfast (Henderson’s is a big favourite in this house)

  25. spam bubble and squeak

  26. Caroline Bourne

    I’d like to try SPAM onara

  27. Love the potato skins recipe

  28. MARGARET gallagher

    Spam bubble and squeak so easy and delicious

  29. SPAM® Breakfast Burrito

  30. Thomas Humphries

    Spam wedges!

  31. This sounds nice: SPAM Potato Wedges

  32. spam and eggs xx

  33. Mark Mccaffery

    I’d like to try the spam bubble and squeak.

  34. spam bubble and squeak 😀

  35. spam and potato wedges

  36. Loaded Spamburger Hamburger is making my mouth water, Think I would try them all though.

  37. spam brunch frittata 😀

  38. I think my grandchildren would like the loaded potato skins!

  39. THE spam fried rice looks good

  40. The Spam and Feta Cheese Pizza looks nice

  41. the SPAM® Brunch Frittata

  42. Spam in the hole…. spam bubble a d squeak…. fabulous both of these.

  43. Rachael Ashmore

    Definitely the spam potato skins they look delicious ⚡

  44. Margaret Mccaffery

    Hot pressed Cuban spam-wich looks good

  45. Think I’d like the SPAM & cheese toastie

  46. Spam Bubble and Squeak

  47. spam potato skins

  48. Sarah Mccaffery

    I’d like to try the Far east SPAM balls.

  49. I really want to try the Spam breakfast burrito!

  50. Spam mac n cheese.

  51. SPAM and scalloped potatoes.

  52. SPAM® Breakfast Rarebit

  53. The Hot pressed Cuban SPAM®wich sounds delicious x

  54. SPAM® Fajitas, delicous x

  55. SPAM POTATO SKINS LOOK REALLY YUMMY

  56. The spam spooks are a great idea! Love it! 🙂

  57. Classic spam potato salad

  58. There are some lovely recipes on there I’d probably try the Spamonara or the Spamburger

  59. Choux SPAM® And Cheese Canapes

  60. Alexandra oliver

    With eggs

  61. Spambled Eggs for me. Yum.

  62. Anthea Holloway

    Spam Breakfast Rarebit takes my fancy! I love Welsh Rarebit and I am sure this will be better.

  63. spam and onion baguette

  64. Elisabeth Ries

    I’d go for the recipe for SPAM-ONARA, I love pasta.

  65. Loaded SPAMBURGER.

  66. I would like to try the Spam Bubble and Squeak.
    I have such fond childhood memories of that meal 🙂

  67. Spam potato skins

  68. The spam bubble and squeak sounds yummy

  69. Spencer Broadley

    Always a fan of Bubble and Squeak

  70. SPAM® Potato Skins

  71. Elizabeth Marshall

    I had a nose on their website and quite like the idea of SPAM® Benedict where you use SPAM® instead of eggs.

  72. the spam stuffed potato skins looks amazing! will try this for supper tonight i think

  73. I like thye sound of the Hot pressed Cuban SPAM®wich 😉 Lots of great recipes on there isn’t there? x

  74. Spam in the hole.

  75. Spam-cake canapes with sweetcorn. In fact I’d been planning to make some corn fritters later this week but now I’ve seen this recipe there’s been a change of plan.

  76. SPAM® Summer Salad with Couscous and Pine Nuts sounds lovely

  77. SPAM® Feijoada sounds lovely – very tasty x

  78. I like the look of the Winter warmer pie

  79. I love a spam fritter

  80. I ‘d like to try your potato skins they look delicious!

  81. The Spam Fried Nice Rice sounds lovely .x

  82. Cantonese Sweet and Sour Spam. I wouldnt of thought to use spam for something like this!

  83. I would want to try the potatoes with the Spam and Mozzarella cheese as it looks really good

  84. SPam potatoe skins

  85. I’d love to try the Cantonese Sweet and Sour SPAM®

  86. Jennifer Brown

    Spam rogan josh

  87. michelle thompson

    spam potatoe skins

  88. Chloe Headington

    I love SPAM but have never looked at the recipes on the website before – thanks for the knowledge there’s so many other options to try! I think I’m most excited about trying the SPAM® Chopped Pork And Ham Popcorn – sounds delicious and I think I’ll drizzle some maple syrup on top to make it even more decadent.

  89. SPAM AND CHEESE CRUMPETS

  90. michelle speight

    spam potato skins

  91. Sally Collingwood

    SPAM® Bubble and Squeak sounds yummy

  92. Spam bubble and squeak sound like a good midweek dinner

  93. Loaded SPAMBURGER™ Hamburger

  94. The Spam Gratin

  95. Linda Griffiths

    spam potato skins

  96. the potato skins f look so delicious!

  97. Gillian Hitchen

    spam and feta cheese pizza

  98. the Spam and Halloumi kebabs with chilli dressing sounds yummy

  99. Spam and Halloumi Cheese Kebabs with Chilli Dressing

  100. Spam bubble and squeak sounds amazing

  101. I think I’d love to try the Spam and Halloumi Cheese Kebabs with Chilli Dressing most.

  102. Rachel Butterworth

    I’d like to try the Spam Spooks.

  103. SPAM® Potato Skins

  104. I’d like Spam and cheese crumpets

  105. Spam bubble and squeak ( why haven’t I thought of that before!!!!!)

  106. Tear ‘N Share .. ideal for a Friday night,

  107. I’d love to try the Spam and Halloumi Cheese Kebab

  108. great ideas – would love to try SPAM ® Fried Nice Rice

  109. Victoria Prince

    I’d most love to try the SPAM Potato Rosti 🙂

  110. Spam and Halloumi Cheese Kebab

  111. Spam bubble and squeak

  112. I’m going to try the spam BBQ Kebabs

  113. Spam potato skins

  114. Spam potato salad looks lovely. You could put all sorts of things with this and would also be good for a side dish at a part.

  115. Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog)

    The hash looks good

  116. Spam kebabs

  117. The spam potato skins look and sound deliciously yummy!

  118. Spam potato skins look great. I am sure they would go down really well in our house.

  119. Bubble & Squeak

  120. The hot pressed Cuban Spamwich 😀

  121. Lesley Hamilton

    Potato wedges a great change to smoked sausage

  122. Bubble and squeak

  123. I’d like to try the Spam and noodles. My 4 year old niece would love it. Printing the recipe now.

  124. spam and ketchup sandwiches – it’s what I loved as a kid lol

  125. Sorry, ignore prev comment. I thought you asked how we liked spam doh! The recipe I’d try would be spam bubble squeak, never have that before.

  126. The Spam and Cheese Toastie recipe looks pretty good to us.

  127. The Loaded SPAMBURGER™ Hamburger looks lush!

  128. Christina Palmer

    spam bubble and squeak

  129. Spam potato wedges look scrummy

  130. Spam potato skins look interesting

  131. PAM And Scalloped Potatoes look nice

  132. Charmian Filewood

    The spam potato wedges

  133. SPAM™Ish Omelette

  134. SPAM™Ish OmeletteS

  135. alice lightning

    the spam and scalloped potatoes look yummy love spam and now so many new recipes to try,

  136. Miss Tracy Hanson

    SPAM® Breakfast Rarebit sounds and looks delicious.

  137. I’d try the Spam potato wedges. When I was at primary school we used to have spam fritters for school dinners, yummy!!

  138. Hot pressed Cuban SPAM®wich sounds yummy i may try that in the week

  139. SPAM® Potato Wedges

  140. Spam Potato Wedges – YUM.

  141. Maria Messruther

    Spam burger 😀 though these potato skins look delicious

  142. The hot pressed Cuban spam sandwich sounds amazing!

  143. Spam Bubble and Squeak

  144. SPAM® Potato Rosti

  145. Spam bubble and squeak

  146. your recipe looks fab – I’d love to try the spam and popcorn goujons

  147. The winter warmer pie.

  148. The breakfast burrito sounds amazing!

  149. spam sandwich

  150. Spam fritters sound lovely

  151. I love the basic fried spam sandwich which my dad made when i was a kid

  152. spam bubble and squeak

  153. SPAM Winter Warmer Pie

  154. yummy Spam Bubble and Squeak

  155. I would like to try the Smokey SPAM® And Popcorn Goujons the recipe would be great for our easter buffet

  156. Hot Pressed Cuban SPAM®Wich. mmmm

  157. http://www.spam-uk.com/recipes/# these canapés sound fab.

  158. Michelle Grundy

    The Loaded Spamburger! I hadn’t touched Spam since I was a child, and my husband kept enthusing about it. I relented a couple of years back and can’t get enough of it now.

  159. those spam potato skins look nice xx

  160. SPAM potato wedges

  161. Spam Bubble and Squeak

  162. Allan Fullarton

    spam bubble and squeak

  163. I like the look of the Spam Fried Nice Rice

  164. Natalie Crossan

    Spam potato skins 😀

  165. Heather Tinkler

    SPAM and Cheese Crumpets

  166. SPAM® Potato Wedges look ace. Definitely going to try those

  167. natalee gosiewski

    spam fries spam potato skins also look yummy tho i do enjoy grilled spam fried egg in a breakfast muffin myself

  168. The Spam potato skins look fab

  169. SPAM Winter warmer pie

  170. Lynsey Buchanan

    I would like to try the SPAM Potato Rosti

  171. Spam Bubble and Squeak

  172. I love the look of the Spam Potato Wedges – delicious!

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