Spam Fried Potatoes - The Southern Lady Cooks

Spam fried potatoes are delicious and easy to make. Spam has never been a favorite of mine but these spam fried potatoes are so good you will like them even if you don’t like spam.  My mother made spam all the time when I was a child and burnt me completely out on this meat.  I recently read where spam is making a comeback and decided to try it again.  This skillet recipe is wonderful for breakfast or just anytime you want an easy weeknight meal.  You might also like our recipe for Cajun style roasted potatoes.

Spam fried potatoes ingredients you will need:

4 to 5 large potatoes

green pepper

green onion or regular onion

1 can of spam

all-purpose flour

black pepper


garlic powder

cooking oil (vegetable, canola or olive)

bacon drippings, (optional)

We loved this for breakfast with a fried egg on top and shredded cheese with lots of black pepper.  You could double this recipe or cut it in half.  It keeps well in the fridge for several days and can be reheated in the skillet or microwave.  You can use less pepper, salt and garlic powder if you don’t like a lot in your food.  We love a lot!

Recipe feedback – “Made this dish today and holy moly it was delicious! We prefer turkey Spam because it’s less salty. Thanks for the tasty recipe- it’s definitely one I’ll make again!” -Felicia (more comments below.)

“This was delicious. I wrapped this in a flour tortilla and added some hot sauce. I didn’t make the full recipe as it was only me eating, so I used a baked potato that I had in the fridge, 1 slice of spam, and then eyeballed the amount of red bell pepper and onion. I am okay with spam but only in small quantities and I had some open I wanted to try to use up. This was actually really good and I couldn’t taste the spam as it mixed in with everything else and didn’t stand out. I couldn’t tell it was spam and that is exactly what I was going for. This was a win. It used up leftovers, gave me a new way to eat spam that I actually like, and I will make this again.” – Sindy

Spam Fried Potatoes - The Southern Lady Cooks

Spam Fried Potatoes - The Southern Lady Cooks


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Spam Fried Potatoes

The Southern Lady Cooks
This recipe is a great way to start your day. The addition of spam to these fried potatoes is wonderful! Definitely try this one, it will quickly become a favorite!
4.86 from 14 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine American, southern
Servings 6 servings


  • 4 to 5 large potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1 green pepper chopped (I used a combination of green and red sweet peppers)
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion or regular onion
  • 1 12 ounce can of spam, chopped
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup cooking oil vegetable, canola or olive
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons bacon drippings (optional)


  • Combine the cubed potatoes, chopped peppers, onion and chopped spam in a large mixing bowl.
  • In a smaller bowl whisk together the flour, black pepper, salt and garlic powder. Add flour mixture to chopped potatoes and spam mixture and toss to coat all ingredients
  • Heat oil and bacon drippings in a large skillet on top of the stove. Add the potatoes and spam and brown uncovered on high for about five minutes.
  • Cover and turn down heat to medium and cook 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Remove cover and cook until potatoes are browned and crispy. Makes 6 to 8 servings.


You can use less pepper, salt and garlic powder if you don't like a lot in your food. We love a lot!
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