Tweaked from The Lily Wallace New America Cookbook
Counter to what is commonly believed to be a blue can of mystery meat, Spam is in fact just straight-up pork and ham**. Phewf. Now we can all go back to enjoying it.
The spam adds a punch of protein into this dish, which is served on a bed of greens to make you look real classy. Oh and no more messing with wayward veggies on your fork – just carve out a slice of salad loaf and your veggies are conveniently suspended in a tasty mouthful of jello!
Tip: go local for your gelatin – head straight to the nearest farm and ask for their homemade stuff!
1. Prepare your gelatin according to the package directions.
2. Prepare your jelly mold (we used a glass banana bread dish to get the “loaf effect”).
3. Sprinkle greens, carrots and then spam layer by layer into the dish and then pour in the gelatin.
4. Transfer to the fridge to let set. Might take 4 hours or so (check package instructions).
5. Once your salad loaf has set, grab the serving platter and place on top of your mold. Working carefully and quickly, flip the mold onto the platter and lift the mold away from your beautiful jelly loaf.
6. Garnish the platter with some greens for added flair to the presentation.
**Have you checked the date today? Did we get'cha?! Happy April Fools Day! Help spread the trickery and pass this to a pal with a serious subject line like: "yumm.. we should make this for dinner on Friday!"