"Spam Chowder"

by Grant Carrington

    A recipe for spam chowder was published in Cooking Out of This World, edited by Anne McCaffrey. (Ballentine, 1973)

    This recipe is very useful for struggling young writers, artists, folksingers, hippies, or computer-programmers-on-welfare. I can't give you precise details, but it shouldn't be too hard to figure out. One of my old girlfriends used to make it for me, and it's really great to come out of a cold snowy street to find a hot spicy bowl of Spam Chowder waiting for you.
    I guess it's made the same way Clam Chowder is made, only with Spam. And hence, much cheaper: First, get a bag of frozen mixed vegetables from your local supermarket. (Or grow, pick, amd mix them yourself if you're thusly inclined.) Add lots of milk and butter and whatever else goes into Clam Chowder (except clams, which are expensive). Be sure to add lots of pepper and spices,because it helps kill the Spam taste. And, of course, add Spam, diced into little pieces. How long you cook it (boil it? stew it?) I don't know, but I don't think an experienced cook would have much trouble.

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