Hawaii peeps love Libby's Corned Beef Hash for breakfast, just open up a can, fry it up in the pan with some oil, make em crispy... maybe form some patties, and of course some eggs, be it scrambled with some shoyu (soy sauce) or over easy with some Tabasco. Anyway you cut it, it's a good bet most locals will have a few cans in their cupboards. We do at our house. Yeah yeah, it has lots of preservatives.. well we'll be preserved then....
I remember when we were kids, on Saturday mornings before going out to play with my buddies, mom would be at the stove, "Breakfast boy, go eat before you go and play." Man I took that for granted. I look back now and we were blessed. No we didn't have caviar style foods, we did not shop for the best foods for our health, we got by with whatever we could afford. But back to the Libby's... I could smell that hash frying up, the aroma filling up the living room as I watched Bugs Bunny, and the Coyote attempting desperately to catch the Road Runner "beep beep!" Of course that stupid ass always got killed. Haha. Mom would have some over medium eggs over the hash (patties), crispy hash, mmm mmm good! And her eggs, well they weren't like those pretty eggs you'd see in some fancy restaurant, hers had a crust which made it awesome, kinda crispy edges, and the yolk was perfect and runny. I'd get slices of toast and top it with hash and eggs. Man those were the good old days.
So if you are a newbie to the islands, just a heads up, we consume lots of canned goods, not only Spam. We love this stuff. We'd go camping, and take a box of this stuff. If we didn't catch any fish... no problem we had Libby's Corned Beef Hash. And as we got older into our teen and post teen years, we'd consume or inhale illegal substances that would give us what it termed "The Munchies." Well to satisfy the munchies, we'd fry up cans of this and feed the munchie masses.
Until the next post, "Make love not war!"