- Polish furniture. Spam purportedly makes good furniture polish, according to the New York Times Magazine.
- Steam-proof mirrors. Spam can be used to keep the condensation off the bathroom mirror when showering, also according to the New York Times Magazine.
- Go fishing. Spam makes excellent bait, according to Ann Kondo Corum, author of Hawaii’s Spam Cookbook.
- Shine leather shoes or boots. Rub a block of Spam over leather shoes or boots and then buff. The animal oils in Spam polish leather, as demonstrated by Leeza Gibbons on Extra.
- Carve a work of art. Remove a block of Spam from the can, and with adult supervision, use a paring knife to carefully carve the block of luncheon meat into whatever your heart desires (Mount Rushmore, farm animals, a race car, the Statue of Liberty, the Venus de Milo, etc.).
- Make Spam Musubi. Slice the block of Spam lengthwise into 8 equal pieces. In a shallow dish, combine 1 clove garlic, 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger, ⅓ cup brown sugar, and ⅓ cup soy sauce. Place Spam slices in the mixture and let sit for 30 minutes. Remove and pat dry. In a skillet, heat the 2 tablespoons olive oil and brown the marinated Spam slices. Moisten hands and mold 3 cups cooked white sushi rice rice into 8 thick blocks with the same outside dimensions as Spam slices. Cut 1 package hoshi nori (Japanese dried seaweed) into 8-½ inch strips. Place Spam slices on rice blocks and wrap individual nori strips around each middle. Moisten one end slightly to fasten together and serve. The remaining marinate may be used as a dip. Makes 4 servings.
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