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Spam Cupcakes

Estelle Schmidt's prize-winning recipe. Not PG tested.

Cupcakes:
2 12-ounce cans Spam
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2/3 cup quick-cooking oatmeal
3/4 cup milk

Glaze:
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 tablespoon water

Topping:
4 cups prepared instant mashed potatoes
Snipped fresh chives

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl, grate Spam. Add eggs, oatmeal and milk; mix well. Lightly spray a regular-size muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. Fill each muffin tin two-thirds full with mixture. Using the back of a spoon, lightly press mixture into tins.

In small bowl whisk together glaze ingredients. Lightly spoon glaze over Spam mixture. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until mixture is set.

Meanwhile, prepare 4 cups of instant mashed potatoes. Remove cupcakes from oven. Place oven rack 2 to 3 inches from heat source and heat broiler. Top each cupcake with potatoes. Return muffin tin to oven. Broil 2 to 3 minutes or until potatoes are lightly browned. Garnish with chives. Serves 12.

Tip: For best results, let cupcakes stand 5 minutes before removing from pan.

Thursday, February 08, 2001



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