I think I inherited this pan when I moved to Japan back in 2001.
In our family, this pan was used for one thing...corned beef hash.
My mom used to open a can of corned beef, the one with the diced potatoes in it, and put it into the pan.
After heating the corned beef up a bit, she would press the back of the spoon into the corned beef hash to make divots.
Then she would crack an egg into each divot.
When the eggs were cooked, the corned beef hash and egg were scooped out and put over rice.
Dinner was served.
We recently tried Okiham's corned beef hash, an Okinawan maker.
The spices are a little different from Hormel Mary Kitchen's.
The amount in the package is too little to do what my mom used to, but it's the memories that count, right?!
Miss you Mom, Happy Birthday!