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 in England
. They were first introduced during World War II
due to fish being unavailable. So closely is the spam fritter 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.
In 2006 the makers of Spam, Hormel Foods, announced the return of the spam fritter in pre-packaged form.