La Mozzarella In Carrozza

Meatloaf (Italian polpettone) recipe

La Mozzarella In Carrozza - Meatloaf (Italian polpettone) recipe
Meatloaf or Italian Polpettone, tasty and delicious, perfect for festivity lunches

Info
Yields: 4   Prep: 20Min ~ Cooking Time: 1H   Diff: Difficult
Ingredients
- 300g Ground beef meat
- 300g Ground pork meat
- 1 Egg
- 50g Grated cheese
- 1tbsp Parsley, chopped
- 3 slices Sandwich bread
- Milk
- Salt
- 80g Slices of cheese like scamorza
- 120g Cooked ham
- Olive oil
- 1 glass Red wine

Introduction

Everyone likes “Polpettone”, typical dish of family lunches and festivities. You can fill it with what you prefer: my mother in law, for example, make polpettone with frittata and cooked ham, so that it is also nice to see once you cut it. For a crunchy surface, roll it up with bacon. Here my recipe!



Directions

- Plunge the sandwich slices into some milk to soft them. Meanwhile, mix the ground meat with the parsley, the beaten egg, the grated cheese, a pinch of salt and some ground black pepper. Squeeze the bread and add it to the meat mixture. Knead until everything is combined.

- Shape the mixture into a rectangle and fill with the ham and the cheese. 

- Roll it up and try to create a cylinder, trapping the filling inside.

- Heat some EV Olive oil in a large frying pan, gently add the meatloaf and seal in all sides, until golden brown. Add some aromatic herbs such as sage or rosemary. 

- Pour in the wine and cook until alcohol evaporated. Cover with a lid and cook for about 60min. Is it becomes dry, add some boiling water.