Every so often a food trend comes along that seems so crazy it just might be awesome. Right now, that buzzy ingredient is Spam. Yep, renowned chefs are incorporating the Hawaiian staple into fancy tasting menus alongside snootier foods. Since we’re all about getting in on a trend while it’s hot, we’ve compiled 12 mouthwatering ways to cook with the canned meat (which, for your information, is 90 percent pork shoulder and 10 percent ham).

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SPAM MAC AND CHEESE

Two words: treat yourself.

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HOT HAWAIIAN BURGERS

When in doubt, add Sriracha.

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SWEET AND SPICY BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH SPAM

When you’d normally use bacon, use Spam. Simple as that.

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SPICY CARAMELIZED SPAM SCALLION PASTA

A Hawaiian-Italian mash-up we should all get behind.

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HAWAIIAN STREET CORN WITH SPAM & PINEAPPLE

Is it summer yet?

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SCALLOPED POTATOES, SPAM & CHEESE

Cheesy comfort food at its finest.

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SPAM FILLED FRIED DOUGHNUTS

If you’re gonna go there, you might as well go there.

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THE ULTIMATE BREAKFAST SANDWICH

Based on a sammie from the popular L.A. eatery Eggslut.

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KIMCHI FRIED RICE

Just the right amount of spice.

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HAWAIIAN PIZZA SPAM MEATBALLS

Because regular meatballs are way less exciting.

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ROASTED RED POTATOES WITH SPAM AND ASPARAGUS

Go ahead, eat straight out of the skillet.

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HOT AND SPICY BREAKFAST RAMEN

Seriously, you can work this stuff into any meal.

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