This final twice baked potato variation did not photograph as well as I had hoped. Maybe my description and recipe will do the trick. Loco Moco is a dish native to Hawaiian cuisine that basically consists of white rice topped with meat of some kind, egg and then gravy. In this potato version, I skipped the rice and egg. I used Spam and pineapple along with a ladle full of gravy on top. Added to my usual mix of cream cheese, butter and cheese, this was a really hearty meal.
I have only just begun to explore the possibilities of twice baked potato variations. I have plans for New England, Irish, Cajun, Italian and Mediterranean themed potatoes, too. I will post them as I make them. I would love to hear about any kinds that you make, too.
- 6 baking potatoes
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- ½ stick butter
- salt and pepper to taste
- ½ cup diced Spam (about ½ can)
- 4 canned pineapple rings, diced (I think it would be too hard to start with chunks, but fresh or maybe even crushed would work)
- ¾ cup diced American cheese
- 1-1½ cups gravy (any flavor)
- Bake the potatoes.
- When done, let cool until you can safely handle them.
- Slice in half lengthwise.
- Scoop out the flesh with a spoon.
- Place potato flesh into a bowl.
- Add cream cheese, butter and seasonings, blending until smooth.
- Stir in the Spam, pineapple and American cheese.
- Refill the potato skins and bake at 400 degrees until cheese is melted (about 5-8 minutes).
- Top each one with gravy and serve.