This week’s recipe is once again due to the fantastic recipe choosing skills of our patrons over on Patreon. Not only are they supporting the site and totally deserve our recognition, but twice a month they are also deciding what food poor Tom has to shove down his gullet.

Luckily, this week’s recipe is appropriately gullet-sized.

These are Broiled Humdingers!

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 12 oz can lunchmeat, groundLike SPAM
 ½ cup uncooked oats, quick or old-fashioned
 ¼ cup milk
 2 tbsp ketchup
 1 tsp prepared mustard
 6 peach halves

1

Combine luncheon meat, rolled oats, milk, ketchup and prepared mustard. Shape into balls (chill if desired). Place on peach halves.

2

Put in a shallow pan in broiler, about 4 inches from source of heat.

3

Broil until meat is lightly browned, about 8 to 10 minutes.
Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

 12 oz can lunchmeat, groundLike SPAM
 ½ cup uncooked oats, quick or old-fashioned
 ¼ cup milk
 2 tbsp ketchup
 1 tsp prepared mustard
 6 peach halves

Directions

1

Combine luncheon meat, rolled oats, milk, ketchup and prepared mustard. Shape into balls (chill if desired). Place on peach halves.

2

Put in a shallow pan in broiler, about 4 inches from source of heat.

3

Broil until meat is lightly browned, about 8 to 10 minutes.
Yield: 6 servings

Broiled Humdingers

Now, I am sure that the patrons didn’t just choose this recipe because of the excellent, excellent name. There is also a whole can of SPAM involved! It was exciting for everyone when they choose this. Mostly me, because I got to smoosh up the SPAM. And if you haven’t done that before, it is really fun. (Oh, and if you are wondering where the rest of those peaches are from the large jar, they will be making an appearance on here in a few weeks!)

Mushed up SPAM, oatmeal, ketchup, milk, and mustard.

There. It wouldn’t be a true mid-century recipe if the recipe didn’t look totally and completely like cat food at one point.

There, now they are cute again! It was actually really fun to put these together. It was NOT fun trying to get them to balance. If you are going to make this recipe, you might want to consider flattening the bottom of the peaches so they stay upright!

Also, because I know you are looking, that is not a vintage pan. Nordicware, in their infinite wisdom, released these pans for a tie-in with Frozen II. They are “snowflake” pans, but they look like almost an exact copy of vintage Ovenenx starburst. Which made me very, very happy!

Ta-Da! Broiled to perfection. Overall, these were actually quite easy to put together. I was pleased with how good they looked when they were done.

And they actually smelled good.

Here is one taken apart for tasting purposes, so you can see the goo inside.

And now, the man who eats all the goo.

“Not bad. Sweet and salty.”

The Verdict: Sweet and Salty

From The Tasting Notes – 

These worked. They actually worked. They were very salty, and also very sweet, but they balanced each other out well. So well, in fact, that if you got a bite of the SPAM patty without the peach, it didn’t taste good at all. I ran out of peaches and had to make just a patty on its own. After trying to choke the lone patty down, Tom gave up and snagged some peach from one of the kid’s plates so he could actually eat it. So you could say that the peach is essential to making this dish work. The patty itself is highly seasoned and so salty you can barely taste the ketchup. The oats blended in pretty well, but I was aware of them in the mix a couple of times while chewing. Overall, these worked pretty well. Just make sure you have lots of water handy afterward, or use reduced-sodium SPAM. Eating these for lunch made everyone thirsty for the rest of the afternoon.

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