Spam fritter

Spam fritter
Spam fritters served with chips
Place of origin United Kingdom
Main ingredients Spam, batter
Cookbook: Spam fritter  Media: Spam fritter

A spam fritter is a slice of Spam fried in batter. Commonly eaten with chips and mushy peas, spam fritters are served in fish and chip shops and burger bars in the UK. They were first introduced during World War II due to fish being unavailable.[1] Spam fritters were so associated with the war that in 1995 a government memo relating to the commemoration of the 50-year anniversary of the war ending recommended "spam-fritter frying to get into the wartime spirit".[2]

In 2006 the makers of Spam, Hormel Foods, announced the return of the spam fritter in pre-packaged form.[3]


  1. Johnson, Leslie (2005-05-14). "WW2 People's War - Leslie Johnson Chepstow memories". BBC. Retrieved 2017-07-20.
  2. Heartfield, James (2005-05-09). "Second World War: The Battle of the Books". Retrieved 2017-07-20.
  3. "The spam fritter returns!". MeatInfo. Retrieved 2017-07-20.

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