He's Loco,

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by dirtsailor2003, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    For Loco Moco!!!

    A bit of history then on to the smoke!

    Back around 1986 a great little restaurant opened in Depoe Bay Oregon, Oceans Apart. Frank Napoleon brought Hawaiian cooking to the Central Oregon coast. 

    It was here that I found one of the best comfort foods ever conceived, Loco Moco. Simply put, egg, gravy, hamburger, rice. Super simple but so complex in flavor goodness! I was also introduced to Linguica sausage, Mahi Mahi, and Hawaiian sweet bread (super good with Frank's secret family recipe chowder on top). His teriyaki, another guarded family secret, is still the best I've tasted! Frank has opened a new place 13 miles north in Lincoln City, Oceans Apart, and I highly recommend stopping there if you're in the area.

    Back to the smoke... We just returned from Kauai. One of the only things I wanted to do while there was have loco moco! Proved to be more difficult than one would think. We stayed up in Haena which is way up north and disconnected from everything (just the way we like it!!). In Hanalei there was a mix plate place that had Loco Moco, but the day we went they weren't open. Island time, places are not always open when they say they are!! I finally got some Loco Moco around day 3 or 4 (once again island time, I can't remember the exact day!!). While going through smoking with drawls, it hit me Loco Moco fatty!!!


    So there it is Classic Loco Moco. I had this twice from the same place. This day they had rice, and they had Fire water! The second time I had it they didn't have rice so they substituted potatoes, and they were out of fire water!

    There are many variations from the traditional Loco Moco. Linguica, bacon, teriyaki, spam all can be part of the mix.

    So tonight we have a combo Loco Moco fatty featuring linguica, beef, and bacon, and potatoes!


    The parts.


    I know nothing about wine and very little about rolling pins [​IMG]


    So far so good


    The weave


    Linguica in


    Potatoes check!


    Rolled an wrapped!


    Smoked!!!


    Sliced!


    Plating



    Loco Moco on steroids!!! Loco Smoco!!!
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2013
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  2. Loco Moco is a bit much for me but that portugese sausage looks good in there.
     
  3. smokin505

    smokin505 Fire Starter

    That is a beautiful weave.. I'm going to try my first fatty soon and I pray that mine turns out that well!   Nicely done...
     
     
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Even though it looks hard, it's really simple! I like to roll mine on the diagonal.
     
  5. dward51

    dward51 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    OMG!!! That is awesome.....
     
  6. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Pretty Cool idea...You can put Rice in a Fatty too. I did one with a California Sushi Roll inside it works well...JJ
     
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Chef JJ, I considered putting the rice and the egg in the roll, but really like how the egg, gravy and rice meld together in Loco Moco. So I just focused on the meat for the roll. Threw the taters in the roll, just because like the bacon and linguica its not standard to the traditional dish, but more an option or substitution.
     
  8. jetman

    jetman Smoke Blower

    Let me introduce you to stretchy pants and the Big & Tall (pc for fat guys store) [​IMG]

    Looks nice there, will have to give the fatty a try before I see my Dr. for next physical [​IMG]

    Jetman<<<
     
  9. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Now your talking...looks like you got all my food groups covered....
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2013
  10. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yep Bacon, sausage, hamburger, and gravy, that's all of them!!! [​IMG]
     
  11. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice job on the fatty!  Looks pretty filling...or maybe one of those all day meals that you keep going back for over and over..

    Great job!

    Bill
     
  12. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Filling indeed!!! I probably would have done one slice, one egg, but I was going for the WOW factor!!!
     
  13. [​IMG]wow, you made me hungry now  I got to make a fatty soon!
     
  14. Nice fatty Case!  I like the plated pic  [​IMG]
     
  15. lu1847

    lu1847 Smoking Fanatic

    Looks killer man, great job. Growing up on the islands loco moco was always one of my favs. I still make them all the time it has to be the best hangover breakfast ever. I love the idea of doing a fatty. Awesome.
     
  16. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    When I was working on the big island I either had loco moco or saimen for breakfast everyday at Kamuela Deli in Wainea!! Great way to start the day!
     
  17. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Jeremy! I really finished off nice with Habanero Fire water!!!
     
  18. smoothsmoker

    smoothsmoker Fire Starter

    Man that looks sooooo good! My mouth is watering! Good job. I'm going to have to try that in the near future!
     
  19. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks everyone! I will do this one again. I may leave the potatoes out the next one (they are usually a substitution for the rice). The rest was spot on for the Loco Moco!!! I should mention that I was running the Mini-WSM at 325* for the entire smoke, I was running behind and I was worried that bacon wouldn't crisp up. Bacon turned out spot on! I used apple and hickory, wish I had some cherry, that'd be good!
     
  20. This makes me want to make a fatty right now!!!
     

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