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I make no apology whatsoever for using a can of Spam or corned beef, for that matter, occasionally. I was brought up on the stuff, and I remember that flavour and texture as clear as it was some 50 years ago.
Servings 4
Calories 556 kcal
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins

Ingredients
 

  • 2 red onions, very thinly sliced
  • 200 ml red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • vegetable oil, for deep frying 
  • 8 large cooked Jersey royal potatoes, cooked and cold
  • 1 small onion, peeled very finely sliced, leaving the root on so they don't fall apart
  • 200 g can spam, sliced very thinly
  • 300 g self-raising flour
  • 150 ml sparkling water, approximatley
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch ground pepper

Instructions
 

  • Cut the onions as thin as possible and place them in a bowl.
  • Add the vinegar and sugar and really mix well. Leave for 1-hour minimum; stir occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, heat a large pan or wok a third full with vegetable oil and heat to 175C.
  • Mix the flour and water until you have the consistency of thick cream.
  • Slice the potatoes lengthways into ½cm slices carefully.
  • Then place a slice of potato on a board, and top with a thin slice of onion and a slice of Spam.
  • Top with another slice of potato, and press slightly.
  • Dust with a bit of flour, then into the batter.
  • Deep fry immediately until crisp and nicely coloured.
  • Drain well and sprinkle with a little salt.
  • Serve with a few slices of pickled onions.
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Nutrition Facts
Potato Spam Onion Scallops
Amount per Serving
Calories
556
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
15
g
23
%
Saturated Fat
 
5
g
31
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
7
g
Cholesterol
 
36
mg
12
%
Sodium
 
737
mg
32
%
Potassium
 
842
mg
24
%
Carbohydrates
 
84
g
28
%
Fiber
 
5
g
21
%
Sugar
 
7
g
8
%
Protein
 
19
g
38
%
Vitamin A
 
5
IU
0
%
Vitamin C
 
26
mg
32
%
Calcium
 
47
mg
5
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword potatoes
Course Main Course, Spam
Cuisine American, ITV This Morning, Spring, Summer
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