So I posted to Twitter/Facebook

Never tasted SPAM before, but I was just gifted a tin of it. Wild and ill-advised experimentation shall ensue.

I got many amusing responses.  First, from Nalo Hopkinson,

@glorioushubris Try frying slices of it. Also helps if you’re pre-menstrual, but that might be more difficult to achieve.

Then, on facebook where I can’t link to it, from John Scalzi,

Your spam virginity is gone! Now you will never catch the processed meat food product unicorn!

Finally, from Claude Ramey. the most unashamedly low-brow recipe I’ve ever seen.

Corn Patch Casserole:
2 cans of Spam
1 large can of corn
1 large bag of egg noodles
1 jar of cheez whiz

Boil the noodles, dice the Spam, and mix everything in a casserole dish. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

My mom used to make this for me when I was a kid. It’s delicious.

I ended up dicing it, frying it up with some yellow onions and eating it over white rice with aged soy sauce.  It wasn’t great, but it was edible.  I’d certainly take it over starvation, or a third consecutive meal of ramen noodles.