Saturday, October 31, 2009

Polpettone (Meatloaf)

the way Mom makes it (from Select Italian-American Recipes, p.32) submitted by Alisha Brisson Stamper

350 degrees
1.5 hours
9"x5" pan

2 slices bread (I always use wheat)
3/4 c. milk (use no lower than 2%)
2 eggs
1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
3/4 c. Parmesan cheese, (Mom always uses the grated type that you put on top of spaghetti)
2 Tbsp dried parsley
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
a dash of pepper
2 Tbsp olive oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, place slices of bread in milk.
Add the rest of the ingredients except olive oil and meat.
Add meat, mix again, by hand is best. Get 'em real dirty.
Use the olive oil to coat the bottom and sides of the loaf pan.
Place mixture in pan after shaping into a loaf.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1/5 hours.

Serve with ketchup.

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