Spam slices are coated in whisked eggs and then pan-fried to a golden brown. This Korean-style Spam and Eggs recipe is so easy to make and a delicious addition to mealtimes.
I feel like people either love Spam or hate Spam. We are definitely a family that loves Spam. We don’t necessarily eat it often, but we do like to incorporate it into our meals from time to time. Spam just goes perfectly with a bowl of freshly steamed rice. The saltiness of the Spam combined with the simplicity and flavorless rice…yummy!
The whisked eggs that we will be dipping the Spam slices in gives it a little more oomph and protein power. This recipe is considered to be a buchim dish in Korea. Buchim refers broadly to any type of pan-fried ingredients soaked in egg or a batter mixed with other ingredients. We will not be using any flour in our recipe that we are sharing today. We will only be dipping our Spam slices in whisked eggs. Which makes this recipe really great for anyone following a low-carb diet or for anyone trying to stay away from refined wheat-based flour.
Key features and tips
This recipe is seriously so simple and is so flavorful. I mean Spam is just so salty and hammy. There’s really no way for you to mess this one up. If you need or are trying to eat less sodium, make sure you opt for the low-sodium version of Spam. I love slicing my spam somewhat on the thinner side so it gets nice and crispy. However, feel free to slice it however thick or thin you prefer your Spam slices to be.
What ingredients are needed to make this Korean-style Spam & Eggs (Buchim)?
You only need three ingredients for this recipe! That’s it! Of course, don’t forget that you’ll probably want to have freshly steamed white rice and/or a soup/stew to complete this meal. If you’re staying low-carb, omit the rice and just have soup alongside a variety of vegetable side dishes or kimchi. Yum!
Let’s cook this simple Spam recipe
Step 1: Prep the egg & heat up a pan
In a medium-sized bowl, whisk the egg well and set aside. Place a pan on medium-high heat, and add in olive oil.
Step 2: Coat the Spam in eggs
Once the pan is hot, dip a slice of the sliced Spam into the whisked egg completely coating the Spam.
Step 3: Pan-fry
Place the egg coated Spam slice into the hot pan, and pan-fry. Pan fry on each side for about 2 minutes per side, or until a nice golden brown.
Step 4: Repeat
Continue steps 2 and 3 until you’ve pan-fried each Spam slice. Enjoy!
We love to have freshly steamed white rice and a soup/stew of our choosing to complete this meal. If you’re staying low-carb, then omit the rice and have a soup/stew along with a variety of vegetable side dishes or kimchi. We have a ton of side dish ideas and soup/stew recipes – see below!
Need a soup/stew recipe?
- Simple Korean Taro Soup (Toran Guk 토란국)
- Korean Rice Cake and Dumpling Soup (Tteok Mandu Guk)
- Korean Kimchi Stew (Jjigae) with Andouille Sausage
- Korean Green Onion Fermented Soybean Paste (Doenjang) Soup
Want to try more side dish recipes?
- Easy Napa Cabbage Korean Kimchi – Cut-Up Kimchi
- Easy Asian Pan-Fried Zucchini
- Korean Spicy Stir-Fried Eggplant
- Spinach & Chive Fresh Kimchi (Geotjeori 겉절이)
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