It’s like a trip to Hawaii, only without the super expensive plane fare!
Loco Moco is a Hawaiian dish, and I’m sure it was one of those “well damn, all we got is these leftovers, now what” sort of dishes. (like shepherd’s pie)
Anyway, here’s what I did:
- make some white rice. long-grain, if you have it. make it in water, not broth.
- pan-fry a couple of beef burgers. If you’re making your own patties, make them no bigger than 1/4 lb. and make them thin. Also, don’t forget to flavor your meat. I hit the meat with a good amount of adobo powder and dry rub.
- when burgers are done, move them to a plate to rest.
- in the drippings in the pan, melt a tablespoon or two of butter (real precise, i know)
- add 2 or 3 tablespoons of flour to pan to make a good thick paste (yes, you’re making a roux)
- cook roux for a few minutes until it smells nutty
- add beef broth. make yourself a nice gravy.
- in another skillet, fry some eggs. sunny-side up. *rolls eyes* okay, over-easy if you’re grossed out by sunny-side.
Build your Loco Moco:
rice on bottom. burger patty on rice. fried egg on burger patty. now… drown that whole sucker in gravy.
No, seriously. Don’t knock it ’till you’ve tried it. Darren wasn’t sure he’d like it and he inhaled his whole bowl of it.
Now give me some luau music and a pitcher of fruity frozen drink, and I’m all set.