Spam & Sweet Potato Hash Patties
Perhaps we all have a salty tooth in Hawaii and that’s why Spam is so popular. This is a take from our Corned Beef Hash Patties, using grated Spam and Okinawan sweet potatoes.
1 (12 oz.) can Spam
2 large Okinawan sweet potatoes, boiled, peeled
½ small onion, chopped
¼ c. green onion, chopped
¼ c. fresh cilantro, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 large egg, beaten
2 slices day-old bread, crumbled
2 TB catsup
1 TB Worcestershire sauce
¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
oil for frying
In a large mixing bowl, coarsely mash Spam and potatoes with a potato masher. Add remaining ingredients; blending well. Shape into desired size patties. In a skillet over medium heat; brown in oil. Great for your okazu picnic. Makes 14-16 small patties. Variation: Shape into 1-inch balls; coat with either undagi or tempura batter; deep fry until golden.