Originally Posted by Caine
Anything involving SPAM, which is readily available, even in Iowa.
Great idea on the Spam! How about some simple Spam musubi? Most of the Spam musubi has the Nori (seaweed) wrapped on the outside but you can do something like this and just add the Nori on top before you serve it. This will prevent the nori from getting soggy and yucky.
You can make everything the night before. Slice the Spam about 1/2" thick slices. I would recommend pan frying the Spam just until the sides are getting brown. Then use a small round cookie cutter to get the rice and the Spam the same size. Fairly simple and cheap!
BTW, I love loco moco when it's done right. I make that every-so-often at home for lunch but prefer using my fried rice with Portugese sausage. I don't know how easy it would be to make loco moco for a pot luck, though.
It's not a standard flare at a luau.