What do you think of when you think “American cuisine”? You might think of hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled cheese, apple pie, etc. Whatever food you grow up with becomes the norm, and foods that are different seem special and exotic. My husband K, growing up in a household where he was the first generation in his family to be born here meant that American food was exotic. Sometimes he has unusual taste requests that I have trouble understanding, and while some of it is just him, some is due to culture. To him, American food was the stuff you found in school lunches. Not until much later did he experience food like meatloaf, lasagna, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti, and more in a non-school setting. TV dinners were also exotic (although I also felt that way because microwaving your meal seemed so crazy!) and I think he was disappointed to find out that certain meals do not seem to exist outside of the frozen boxes.
Well, that is….until now! I was super happy to come across a salisbury steak recipe. This is one of those dishes he has talked about wanting for a really long time. What is a wife to do but make it for him? It was a little off-putting to see rice as an ingredient, but I did keep it in from the recipe at One Perfect Bite. Next time I would definitely leave out the rice because it did nothing for the dish, but the gravy is worth all of the time it takes. Mmmm!! The other change is that I used a whole egg instead of the yolk (I was feeling lazy and did not want to have to keep an egg white around). It turned out just fine, so do it however you like.
There is a bonus recipe by the way….