Fried SPAM®ball With Spicy Ranch

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.

Submitted by SPAM® fan

30 min 14 ingredients


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


  • 1.Heat frying oil to 360 °F.
  • 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 tablespoons 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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