You know how sometimes you buy something in bulk and store it away because of the amount of space it takes in the kitchen? And then you know how sometimes you forget about it until a month later? That’s must be the reason why a week ago I found a mysterious bag of potatoes stored in one of the cupboards. With the potatoes a little soft and starting to go bad, I had to cook up a big potato meal. A week later we are still eating the mini potato meatloaves (I made like 40) and cursing the day we thought it was a good idea to get anything in bulk.
Ingredients: 4 potatoes (in my case it was 8), 1 lb of ground beef, 1/2 cup milk, 2 eggs, 2 cups breadcrumbs, 2 tablespoons of olive oil (1 to cook the meat and the other to cook the meatloaves), salt and pepper to season
Begin by immersing the potatoes in a pan filled with cold water. Set on medium heat and leave until the potatoes are cooked.
Meanwhile, to a skillet on medium heat add olive oil. When it heats up add the ground beef, salt and pepper.
Cook until the meat browns and absorbs most of the liquid. When the potatoes are ready, mash them with milk, salt and pepper.
Next wet your hands. Scoop one spoonful of mashed potatoes and add half a tablespoon of meat to the center
Shape the micture into mini meatloaves and leave on a plate. Repeat this until all the ingredients are gone. Next beat the eggs in one bowl and add the breadcrumbs to another bowl. Dip the mini meatloaves into the egg mixture and then coat in breadcrumbs. In a skillet with olive oil, cook the meatloaves until they become golden.