Monday, April 19, 2010

Loco Moco

While Travis and I were driving around Hawaii, we stopped to eat supper at the Southern Most Bar in the United States. On the menu was Loco Moco. The description said that it is a native Hawaii dish. Travis had been craving something "native", so that's what he ordered. I wish I would have ordered it, too, because it was sure tasty!

You'll need ground meat, seasoned salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce; beef broth, flour, eggs, onion, garlic, and rice.

Cook the rice per directions on the package. I use a simple 2:1 ratio. 2 cups of water (or sometimes chicken broth if I need more flavor) to 1 cup of rice.

While the rice is cooking away, season the ground meat with seasoned salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce. Chop the onions and mince the garlic and add those to the meat, too.

Mix the meat and plop balls of meat down into a hot skillet. The small patty in the center of the pan is for Elizabeth!

Flatten the balls into patties and cook until done.

When the patties have finished cooking, remove them from the pan and keep them warm. Do not drain the grease.

Add flour to the grease until the flour has soaked most of the grease up and stir with a whisk for a few seconds to let the flour cook. Then add the beef broth, stirring constantly until all of the flour has dissolved and you have a smooth gravy.

Let the gravy cook until thick!

While the gravy is cooking, grab a skillet and fry those eggs! I put a couple of scant tablespoons of butter in the skillet.

Add the eggs once the butter has melted.

Fry the eggs to your likeness. We like ours easy over so there's plenty of runny yolk! Remove from the pan and keep them warm.

When everything is finished cooking, you are ready to assemble!

Place a scoop of rice down onto a plate.

Add a meat patty on top of that...

A fried egg on top of that!

And gravy to smother everything! Yum, yum!

I'm not so sure why I've been on such a gravy kick for the last few days, but I'm not too concerned about it, either! Well, not yet, anyway...!

Maybe Loco Moco wasn't exactly what you expected for a "native" Hawaiian dish, but it really was everywhere! Give it a try, it is tasty!


Joanne said...

Interesting. You had me until the egg...

Karen said...

Yeah, doesn't sound very Hawaiian to me. Where is the pineapple or mango?

ChrissyK said...

I will have to try this one. Not what I would have expected... but it sounds good.

Did Elizabeth's boots fit? If not we got them at your Walmart.

Julie is excited about coming back for her birthday party.

Sara said...

Chris-Yes, Elizabeth's boots fit and she loves them! They've been worn already!