For most people, bacon and eggs (or sausage and eggs) is the go-to breakfast combination. But what about good ol’ spam and eggs? The salty crispy spam pairs perfectly with a runny sunny side up egg and a layer of cheese, tomato, and lettuce to create the ultimate breakfast sandwich.
This recipe is quick to make and will awaken your taste buds from the first bite. You can also add a bit of sriracha hot sauce to the regular mayo and top your sandwich with a drizzle of this delicious homemade sauce.
I love this recipe because there are very few ingredients and no special equipment needed. All you need to make this spam breakfast sandwich is a skillet to cook the spam and the eggs.
This recipe is great if you are looking for a quick and flavorful breakfast on a weekday or packing for a picnic on the weekend. Make the sriracha mayo ahead of time and keep it in the fridge so it’s ready when you are assembling your sandwich.
What You Need to Make a Spam Breakfast Sandwich
This recipe requires very few ingredients, and you probably already have them in your kitchen. I like to use Hawaiian rolls for buns, but you can also use a brioche bun or white bread instead.
The egg is best when the yolk is runny so it can break over the crispy spam and soak in the flavor, but if you prefer fried eggs or even scrambled, the sandwich will not lose any of its deliciousness.
The coconut oil is used to cook the spam and eggs. It gives a bit of a tropical and sweet taste, but you can use olive oil or vegetable oil if preferred.
- Spam – I use the low sodium can.
- Brioche Mini Bread or Hawaiian Rolls
- Whole grain mustard
- Eggs – cooked the way you like them. I cooked mine sunny side up.
- Black pepper
- Coconut oil
How To Make a Spam Breakfast Sandwich
Start by cooking the spam in a non-stick pan with a little bit of coconut oil, cooking on both sides until crispy.
Remove the spam from the pan and in the same grease, cook the egg the way you like it. If making a sunny side egg, cook only one side until the whites are mostly settled but the yolk is still runny.
To make the spicy sriracha mayo, combine the mayonnaise, sriracha hot sauce, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl and whisk until combined.
Assembling the sandwich is the final (and best) part. Cut the Hawaiian rolls in half, separating the top from the bottom. Spread the whole grain mustard on the bottom half, then add the lettuce, tomato slices, and other toppings you want.
Top with the crispy spam, and then the egg on top. Drizzle with spicy mayo and close with the other half of the roll.
Serve immediately with more spicy mayo on the side.
Can I put spam in the air fryer?
Absolutely! Spray the bottom of the air-fryer with non-stick cooking spray and arrange the spam slices in one layer. Air fry for several minutes on each side, depending on the model of air fryer you have. Remove from the air fryer and transfer to a cooling rack. This will ensure the spam stays crispy on both sides while you prep the rest of the ingredients.
What goes with a spam breakfast sandwich?
This recipe is so versatile and easy to adapt that it goes with almost any breakfast side. I like to add a fruit bowl or a side of crispy potatoes to the table when I serve these sandwiches. A side of mac and cheese, or even pancakes will add a little extra flavor by bringing some sweet tones to the salty and savory sandwich.
Spam Breakfast Sandwich
- 4 slices Spam low sodium
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp mayonnaise
- ½ tsp sriracha
- ¼ tsp salt
- ⅛ tsp black pepper
- 2 tbsp whole grain mustard
- 4 Hawaiian dinner rolls
- First, make the spicy mayo. In a mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sriracha, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine. Add 1 tablespoon of water or more until it reaches drizzling consistency. Set aside.
- Cut the spam into 1-inch thick pieces. Preheat a non-stick pan to medium heat and drizzle with coconut oil. Cook the spam until crispy on both sides. Transfer to a plate.
- Slice the rolls into two "sandwich sides" and toast in the same pan and fat left from the spam.
- Heat a pan to medium heat and drizzle with olive oil. Crack the eggs and cook until the whites are almost settled but the yolks still runny. Remove from heat and transfer to a plate.
- Spread the whole grain mustard on one side of the bread. Arrange the spam on top of the bottom side of the rolls, then the eggs, lettuce, and tomato. Drizzle with the spicy mayo. Top with the other half of the bread.
Here are a few other recipes you might enjoy!
- Turkey & Avocado Sandwich
- Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwich
- Chicken and Waffle Sandwich
- Breakfast Potato Burrito
- Turkey Breakfast Sandwich
Hristina Polk focuses on Mediterranean fusion meals inspired by her Eastern European culture and the places she has traveled.