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Osteria Luchin’s Potato Meatloaf

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Cook time: 35 Minutes, 40 Minutes

Yield: 8 servings



  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.