"NewsCore) – British troops serving in Afghanistan were forced to endure a 42-day Spam diet when their rations were halted by a Taliban attack, according to a report on Friday in U.K. newspaper The Daily Mail .
Industrious army chef Corporal Liam Francis, 26, stirred up several new recipes to try to keep troops’ morale up as they munched the infamous meat product.
“I was surprised what we could do - sweet and sour Spam, Spam fritters, Spam carbonara, Spam stroganoff and Spam stir fry,” said father-of-one Francis from Wiltshire, England.
For a full six weeks, the troops at the forward operating base in Sangin lived on Francis’ Spam-and-field-rations creations before finally receiving fresh supplies.
“The first day off Spam, I prepared battered sausages, chips [french fries] and curry sauce,” the young chef said.
“The Sergeant Major said it was the best meal he had ever had.” - news link 5 feb 2010.
"But he found the store cupboards at the Forward Operating Base had only one staple ingredient - Spam.
Taliban fighters shot down a civilian supply helicopter the day before he arrived leaving him without the usual beef burgers, chicken, sausages and fish and chips.
Cpl Francis, who joined the Army in 2004, drew up a Spam-based menu which he served to frontline troops until fresh supplies finally arrived six weeks later."Obama grandmother Sarah in kenya makes Hajj, 25 nov 2009.
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