Chef Time!

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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Another Ghoulish Halloween Dinner


As promised, here is another dinner idea for Halloween.
I made something gruesome and delicious.
No, really, it was good.
Deadman Hand meatloaf 1

This is meatloaf.
Meatloaf with cheese on top.
And some ketchup.
The nails are made of onion.
The wrist bones are onion too.
Deadman Hand meatloaf 2


Where are you going?
This is how I made it:
Dead man's Hand Meatloaf
I made the basic meatloaf recipe (see recipe below).
Covered the hand completely with ketchup.
Used white onion pieces for the fingernails.
Used the center core of a white onion for the wrist bone as well.
If I were to do it again I would have put less cheese around the fingers, or rather, I would have put narrower pieces. The cheese pooled in between the fingers and made it more difficult to disguise later on.
This cheese thing, it worked a bit too well. We couldn’t bring ourselves to actually eat either of them
The wrist bone of the white onion was pushed out a bit as the meatloaf cooked.

The Best Basic Meatloaf
¾ c. onion, diced
2 lb. ground meat, meat loaf mix (ground pork, beef and veal)
½ c. ketchup
½ c. mustard, Dijon adds a nice bite
2 eggs, beaten
1 c. seasoned bread crumbs
Salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat the oven to 350.
In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix until evenly combined. Mix it up with your hands, get a little dirty, it's all good. You can make one large loaf or two small loafs from your mixture.  Either way place your loaf/ loaves onto a baking sheet.  Place in the preheated oven for 1 hour for 1 large loaf. If you are going for 2 smaller loaves, reduce cooking time to about 45 minutes.
For an easy glaze you can top the loaf/ loaves with barbecue sauce or ketchup half way through cooking.

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