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Osteria Luchin's Potato Meatloaf

Polpettone di Patata all'Osteria Luchin

Mary Ann Esposito

This neat and easy to make potato casserole is a favorite of mine from the Osteria Luchin in Liguria, a family run restaurant where I first sampled it a few years ago. They call it a potato meatloaf. I make it in a cast iron pan but a regular baking dish will do. Vary the vegetables with asparagus or small peas.

Serves 8


1/2 pound cooked string beans
4 medium size potatoes (about 2 pounds), boiled unpeeled in salted water
3 eggs
1 small yellow onion, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
3 tablespoons melted butter
1 tablespoon fresh minced marjoram
1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
4 tablespoons milk
Extra virgin olive oil
3/4 cup toasted breadcrumbs


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Mince the string beans and place them in a large bowl. Peel the potatoes and put them through a potato ricer or food mill. Add to the bowl with the string beans. Add the eggs,minced onion, garlic,butter, marjoram, and Parmesan cheese. Thin with a little milk and season with salt.

Grease a 9-inch cast iron skillet or roundbaking pan with olive oil and coat with bread crumbs.Press potato mixture into pan, and using a fork, create diagonal lines on top.Drizzle with olive oil and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until hot and crusty.

This recipe is featured on show 1910 - PotatoCasseroles.

item recipe is featured in Episode 1910 of Season 19.

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    Mary Ann could you please help me to get a larger print on your recipes. It would really help a lot. Also love your shows it brings back so many memories of my mother's love of cooking. God bless you. I also love to cook.
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    I would like to know the nutritional value of the potato meatloaf recipe. I am on a very strict diet for sodium.

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