Spam has always been my go-to option whenever I am in a hurry, also there are times when I microwave it, and sometimes I even eat spam right out of the can without heating it.
While searching online I found many people asking one question – How to Cook Spam in Microwave.
First, you don’t really need to cook it as it’s already cooked after spam is canned, you just need to make it warm and tastier that’s all.
So I guess a good question would be, “How to Heat the Spam in a microwave ?” and make it as good as a fried span on a pan or crispier.
Don’t worry, I’ve got your back and in this article, I will tell you exactly how to heat or cook spam in the microwave to enjoy the appetizing meat.
How to heat/cook spam in the Microwave
Cooking or I should say heating spam in a microwave is not rocket science, it’s an easy and quick 3-step process after which you can have your spam ready, nice, and warm ready to eat.
So without delaying much further, let’s look at the procedure for cooking spam in the microwave.
Steps to Cook Spam In a Microwave-
1. Take spam out of the –
The step that you have to do is take the spam out of the box and on a plate. You definitely would not want to microwave the whole box right!
2. Cut In Slices –
Now after taking the spam out on a plate it’s time to cut it into equal slices of whatever thickness you prefer. A good way to do this is to use a sharp metal knife.
3. Put the Spam in the Microwave –
Now put the slices of the spam onto a microwave-safe plate, and put them in the microwave. Microwave the spam for about 30 seconds, then turn it over if needed and heat again for about 30 seconds.
Do not overheat as spam comes already cooked so all you need to do is warm them up or make them hot.
4. Serve Spam Warm Slices –
Now take the spam out of the microwave, and you should be able to easily cut them up with the help of a spatula. I would suggest that you use a spatula as it’s much easier than using your hand.
And I am sure that your spam is all ready to eat now, so enjoy. My advice is to have the slices of spam with a handful of rice or some vegetables on the side.
Can You Cook Spam in the Microwave
It’s the most commonly asked question because most people just quickly want to heat the spam and eat it straight away.
So what the answer, well it’s – Yes, you can cook spam in the microwave. I think it is a great idea because heating spam in the microwave is a very easy, convenient, and quick way to eat it.
However, there is a catch, if you microwave spam then you won’t get the crispness and brown texture that you would have to get if you’d used a pan to fry it.
Still, it’s completely fine, and you can cook the spam in the microwave, and if you don’t want a crispy layer and fine with soft-cooked spam then sure go ahead and use your microwave to cook it.
Also Read: Can you heat Pasta Sauce In Microwave
How Long to cook Spam in the Microwave
In addition to what I’ve already mentioned, spam is already cooked by the time it reaches your local store, it’s first canned, then it’s cooked.
So one thing you always need to keep in mind is that you do not need to cook it, you just have to heat it for a while. As a general rule, you should cook spam for about 25-30 seconds and no longer than 1 minute as it may burn.
Related Questions –
Can you eat Spam raw?
Technically, yes you can eat spam in raw form, there is no issue with that because there is no such thing as raw spam.
In reality, spam in cans has already been cooked, and almost all canned foods are pre-cooked, as well as safe for consumption.
Although, it is recommended that you warm or heat the spam to make it more appetizing and tasty.
Honestly, why would you want to consume the cold spam? Of course, one can consume it cold, but why?
The Bottom Line
Quick summary, in this article I have talked about how to cook spam in the microwave, how long you can cook spam in a microwave, and can it be consumed directly.
Remember one thing that you won’t have any crispy texture if you cook the spam in the microwave for that you have to opt for a pan.
I hope this article helped you know about the steps for heating spam in the microwave. Thanks for reading.
If you liked my article or have any questions regarding cooking spam then please feel free to leave your comments below.