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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Hay Stacks

2 kinds last night - the first:

a meatloaf type dish without the pan

Using various kinds of ground meat, savory vegetables, spices and cheese, a Hay Stack fits your mood;  this is for an Italian Hay Stack

1 lb Ground beef
1 lb ground veal
1 lb ground pork
1 white onion, diced
1 tablespoon of garlic, diced
1 tablespoon basil, diced
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
4 eggs
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
Options: 1 8 oz can of tomato sauce

Mix all the ingredients together well, shape them into large, 3" meatballs and place them on a greased baking pan, pressing down to make a flat bottom, but leaving the top rounded.

Cook at 350 F for 1 1/2 hour.
 

Hay stacks

Potato

 
These go with the other in a fun way
5 potatoes washed and Shredded (like if you made Latkas)
1/2 Diced onion
1 table spoon salt
1 tea spoon paprika
1/2 cup fresh parsley
2 eggs
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese  grated or shredded

pat the potatoes dry after shredding and mix all of the ingredients except the cooking oil.
put a bit of cooking oil in each spot in the pan where you will place a hand compacted handful of the mixture onto the baking pan.
make the stack look like the meat.
place a bit of the oil on the top of each stack and bake for 1 1/2 hour at 350.
The outer layer should be crisp and the insides soft.

note that the cooking times are the same and they can be done together on the same pan.
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