Crack an egg on anything and it turns gourmet. A loco moco is a delicious and filling meal no matter what time of day (or night it is). If you're from Hawaii chances are you have your own recipe.
Traditionally a loco moco goes lai dis:
Hamburger patty (or patties)
Soft fried egg(s)
Choke brown gravy
Yummy. Why change a good thing you say? Because, when I was 12, I gave up all meats except poultry and fish. Which lead to turkey burgers with a lot of other flavorings to make up for that delicious cow I was craving.
Now that I'm older, and a little less sentimental, I do grind a beefy loco moco from time to time. But that doesn't mean that my haolefied (if you don't get it, you won't) creation isn't worth trying.
Haole Loco Moco Recipe:
- 1 lb ground turkey
- Cooked brown rice or pearled barley
- 1 tb tomato paste
- 1 tb Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tb brown sugar
- 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
- 1 heaping tb flour
- Couple dashes of garlic salt
- 1 small onion, halved
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 can cream of mushroom
- 1/2 can (from cream o' mush.) milk
- 1/4 cup grated cheese (for topping)
- 1-2 eggs
- Garnish with minced green onion
In another pan fry your eggs (poach 'em if you wanna get fancy). You want to make sure the yokes are still runny so when you break those bad boys open they run into the gravy and imbue it with yumminess the likes of which you have (probably) never seen! If you have full cooked egg yokes, what you end up with may be lovely but it won't be a true loco moco.
Make the gravy while frying up your eggs. In the pan you used for the burgers, mix together the cream of mushroom soup and milk over medium heat, stirring often, till thickened.
To assemble put a scoop or two of the cooked rice/barley in a bowl. Add one or 2 turkey burgers and top with your egg(s). Ladle on the gravy and garnish with green and/or chopped onion and cheese (I also like avocado).
Now munch, grind, mop, chow, eat (whatever your lingo)!