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Poor Man’s Hash

The only memories I have about this recipe is that everyone who has ever eaten it thinks it's great! The recipe is over 75 years old, and I learned it from my mother. —Dorothy Broyles, Peterstown, West Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups cubed peeled potatoes
  • 5 ounces SPAM, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  • In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cook and stir for 10-12 minutes or until browned and potatoes are tender.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 465 calories, 27g fat (12g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 1243mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 4g fiber), 16g protein.

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  • Lady Fingers
    Mar 24, 2020

    You don't have to be poor to eat this! It's a convenient breakfast, made of long lasting kitchen staples.

  • Linda
    Jun 19, 2018

    I am in my late 60's and I grew up eating this except we never added milk. Now there are so many varieties of Spam. Also fix Spam

  • Laverne
    Jun 19, 2018

    Surprise, surprise, this was very good!! I had some mini bell peppers that needed to be used, so chopped up some and added them to the "mess" - delicious with a fried egg on top. Darling husband really enjoyed his breakfast!!

  • grandmascooking22
    Jul 15, 2017

    I fried the spam a little before adding the other ingredients so render some of the fat out of it. Otherwise it was good.

  • burntone
    Dec 21, 2014

    It was surprisingly good and I've made it several times. Very economical. Be sure to mince the spam for a more consistent flavor