Pepper Fries and Mini Meatloafs

28 Jun

Okay, so here is my first attempt at documenting some new recipes that I tried out this week! Forgive me if I am not clear enough, and feel free to ask any questions!

I’ve been enjoying my summer vacation off of work (I’m a teacher!)  and finding things to fill my days.  As I mentioned before, I’ve been reading up on some food blogs and they’ve inspired me to cook more creatively, eat a little more healthfully, and try new things!  Below are a few of my recent meals that turned so good, I just had to share!

Mini Meatloafs

These turned out SOO good! Very moist and tasty, although I think I can make them with less salt next time.  The hubby LOVED them!  I found the recipe linked from this food blog: mymarblerye .  It’s from Giada’s recipe on the Food Network, but she had the fun idea of using muffin pans to make mini meatloafs!  (I seriously love the idea- seems like an easy way to take some to work with me in the fall!)  Here’s the original recipe.

And of course, I made my own substitutions! I didn’t have parsley, so I used chopped spinach, and I didn’t have sun dried tomatoes, so I used marinated bell peppers.   I also had an epiphany that next time I will be making Chipotle Tex-Mex meatloafs.  Subbing in cilantro for the green stuff, and chipotle peppers in adobo sauce for the red. I’ll let you know when I try it.

I also made some pepper fries.  After seeing Rachel Ray make some on her talk show I had to try it!  But no matter where I looked I could not find her recipe!  So I tried using this recipe as a vague guide:  Pepper Fries. Sorry this recipe was not very exact!   Next time I’m adding more liquid to the mustard mixture and more salt.

Should actually have 2 EGGS pictured!

I chopped up all these peppers (only ended up using one poblano, one bell pepper, and one jalepeno pepper) into strips.

Then I dunked them in these three bowls.

First I rolled them in flour, then the egg-mustard mixture, and last the breadcrumbs/parmesan cheese.

Then I threw them in the oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.  They came out crispy and brown with juicy middles! Mmm…  The bell peppers had the most juicy inside since the pepper was much thicker than the poblano or jalepeno pepper.  But the other peppers I thought had a slightly better flavor.   They weren’t spicy at all, in case you were wondering! 😉

YUMMY!

SO I have a question for you!  What is your favorite thing to eat covered in breading?

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One Response to “Pepper Fries and Mini Meatloafs”

  1. dianacheung June 28, 2010 at 2:27 pm #

    🙂 Glad you liked it…I want to do a week worth of food in ONLY muffin tins…I’ll let you know if I can do it! hahaha!

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