I opened up a can of luncheon meat about two weeks ago and I had some leftovers in the fridge. I have had leftover luncheon meat go moldy on me and I was determined not to let that happen again.
When I was in school, I remembered a friend mentioned that her mum made fried patties using mashed luncheon meat. That story stayed in my head for a very long time.
Since I had some potatoes in the fridge, I peeled and steamed them until tender. Then I mashed the potatoes and luncheon meat together.
I added some onion powder, chopped chives and lots of pepper. There is no need to add salt as luncheon meat is already quite salty.
The mashed ingredients were formed into balls, dipped into beaten egg and shallow fried till browned.
These luncheon meat patties were very tasty. But I made a mistake. I steamed the potatoes a bit too long and they became too soft. So I ended up with soft fragile patties.
I have another can of luncheon meat in the pantry and I might have another go at these delicious patties.