Ciao Italia: My Lifelong Food Adventures in Italy
Mary Ann's newest book contains over 150 recipes, 60 gorgeous food photos, and many scenic pictures of Italy taken by Mary Ann on her travels through the years.
1 pound ground bee
1 pound ground pork
2 medium baking potatoes, cooked, peeled and riced
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup minced parsley
1 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
1 cup grated carrots6 thin slices prosciutto di Parma or boiled ham
1 cup grated Asiago cheese
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup chicken broth
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
In a bowl combine the beef, pork, potatoes, eggs, garlic, salt, parsley, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and carrots. Do not over mix or the texture will be tough.
Transfer the mixture to a large sheet of parchment paper and flatten the meat into a 14 x 10 inch rectangle with wet hands or lay a sheet of wax paper over the meat and flatten with a rolling pin.
Transfer the meat to a rimmed baking sheet. Lay the prosciutto slices over the surface of the meat and sprinkle the Asiago cheese evenly over the top.
Starting at the shortest side, roll the meat up like a jelly roll, using the parchment paper as a guide, and shape it into a loaf. Be sure no cheese or ham is exposed at the ends.
Bake for 35 minutes.
Combine the wine and broth and slowly pour in the pan along the sides. Return the meat to the oven and continue cooking until the internal temperature reaches 155-160°F.
Use a large metal spatula to transfer the meat to a serving platter. Slice crosswise into thick slices and serve with some of the pan juices.
This recipe is featured on show 2014 - Meatballs? You Bet!