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Fried SPAM®ball With Spicy Ranch

Great balls of fire isn’t just a catchy phrase, it’s a way to describe these delicious SPAM®balls. They are most certainly great, as they include sushi rice and mozzarella cheese — and they also have a little fire to them with cayenne pepper in a spicy ranch drizzle. Goodness gracious, these are good.


  • 1 c diced SPAM® Classic
  • 2 c cooked sushi grade rice
  • 1 c shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 c chopped parsley
  • 1/2 c shredded nori
  • 1/2 c nori powder
  • 1 tbsp gochujang (Korean pepper paste)
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 c panko breadcrumbs


  1. Heat frying oil to 360 °F/180°C.
  2. In a large bowl, add all the ingredients except breadcrumbs and mix them well.
  3. Using hands, roll mixture in a 1 1/2" rice balls.
  4. On large plate, spread panko crumbs and 2 tbsp chopped parsley and mix well.
  5. Roll rice balls in panko crumbs.
  6. Deep fry rice balls until golden brown.
  7. Place on paper towel lined plate to cool.
  8. Place the cooled rice ball on a plate and garnish with spicy ranch and nori powder.

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