WWII Spam and Egg Sandwich


My aunt remembers my grandmother making these for the family during World War II when many food items were rationed. Good at any time of day--breakfast, lunch, dinner, or midnight snack!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
1 sandwich


  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion

  • 1 slice fully cooked luncheon meat (e.g. Spam)

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 2 slices bread

  • 1 slice American cheese (Optional)

  • 1 slice tomato (Optional)


  1. Melt butter in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Saute the onion in butter until soft. Mash up the slice of luncheon meat with a fork, and add it to the skillet. Cook for 2 or 3 minutes, until browned. Pour the egg into the skillet so that it covers all of the meat and onion. Cook until firm, then flip to brown the other side.

  2. Place the egg and meat onto one slice of the bread and top with cheese and tomato if desired. Place the other piece of bread on top. Bread can also be toasted first.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

558 Calories
39g Fat
30g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 558
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g 50%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 273mg 91%
Sodium 1500mg 65%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 5mg 27%
Calcium 275mg 21%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 359mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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