Saturday, January 5, 2013

Lidia'a Amazing Meatloaf

From the book Lidia'a Favorite Recipes I found the most amazing meatloaf recipe. Polpettone di Manzo Con Ricotta. The recipe uses ricotta and fresh mozzarella. The bread was suppose to be be a country farm bread but I used the rye bread I made earlier in the week. It held together perfectly. It was delicious. It was suppose to be served with a tomato sauce, which I had in the refrigerator but forgot to heat it up.
Also from  Lidia'a Favorite Recipes I made Swiss Chard Potatoes, Bietola e Patate.
I have never used the stems of the chard before. Oh I feel so wasteful know that I know how they can be used.
You boil the potatoes for 20 minutes. Add the chard stems for another 10 minutes and then add the chard leaves for 5 minutes and drain. Heat olive oil in a skillet and add the chard and potatoes, seasoning them with salt and pepper. Mash the potatoes as they heat up. Add more olive oil and season to taste. (The best thing about this recipe is you can make it in advance up to the step where you add the boiled potatoes and chard to the skillet.)
We both love this side dish but I think the whole meal would have been even better if I had heated up the darn tomato sauce!

1 comment:

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine said...

I cant let my son Curt see this he will go nuts and have me cook it right now! This sounds wonderful!