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Now THIS is a Meatloaf

In Food, Recipes on May 20, 2011 at 10:15 pm

My friend Alex Malloy recently turned me onto this EPIC meatloaf recipe from the late, great Bill Blass. It’s a dish as classic as his tailoring. Per Alex’s advice, I added a few more onions and herbs. Just as delish the next day for lunch on a sandwich.

Bill Blass Meatloaf

1 cup chopped celery

1 onion, chopped

3 tablespoons butter

2 pounds ground beef sirloin

1/2 pound ground veal

1/2 pound ground pork

1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley

1/3 cup sour cream

1/2 cup soft bread crumbs

1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

1 egg

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 1/2 cups Heinz chili sauce

3 slices bacon

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Oil an 8-by-4-inch loaf pan. In a heavy skillet over medium heat, saute the celery and onion in the butter until soft, about 5 minutes. Scrape into a large mixing bowl and cool.

When the onions are cool enough to handle, add the meats, parsley, sour cream, bread crumbs, thyme, marjoram and salt and pepper to the skillet. Whisk the egg with the Worcestershire sauce and add to the mixture. Using a wooden spoon or your hands, combine the mixture and mold into the shape of a loaf. Place the meatloaf in the prepared pan. Top with the chili sauce and bacon slices.

Bake until firm and nicely browned, about 1 hour.

YIELD: Six to eight servings

Meatloaf to the Rescue

In Food on March 31, 2009 at 8:09 am

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Yesterday I had jury duty, and was exhausted by the time it was all over (guess who got on a jury?). So we decided to try takeout from Larchmont Larder, where we’d been when it first opened and enjoyed, but hadn’t been back in a couple months. We wanted something easy and extra comforting so we went with the meatloaf. It’s a classic blend of pork, beef and veal, and comes with a naughty mushroom cream gravy, which, let’s be honest, was kind of just what the doctor ordered. It’s not cheap—for four slices of meatloaf, and sides of sauteed spinach and mushrooms with shallots and herbs—it came to $35. But when you consider that I spent $17 on an egg salad sandwich and an Arnold Palmer last week at Café Midi, it’s a little easier to swallow. Plus, the meatloaf was satisfying and good, and we have leftovers.

Update 4/3/09: I feel it’s important to call out my friend Selena’s comment in the section below. She and her office ordered takeout from Larchmont Larder today, and it was very disappointing. It seems there are consistency issues, e.g. our meatloaf was tender and tasty on Monday night, yet a sandwich order with meatloaf today was like a “brick of clay.” Please post if you have any recent experiences—good and bad, please.

Larchmont Larder

In Food, On Location: Out and About in L.A. on December 31, 2008 at 1:28 pm

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Daily Candy reported last week that The Larchmont Larder opened at 626 N. Larchmont Blvd., and then yesterday my friend Hugh mentioned that he had stopped in for a meatloaf sandwich with herb remoulade on a rustic roll, which he thought was pretty good. I followed suit today and wholeheartedly agree. Plus, I hadn’t expected it to be so cute inside! (See Daily Candy for interior shot.) It’s in a Craftsman bungalow with little tables and red metal garden chairs for seating, and an open kitchen where you can watch all the action. The sides and salads look yummy—golden beets, green apples, goat cheese with citrus shallot vinaigrette; baby artichokes with parsley, lemon and olive oil; and lemongrass-coconut rice with cilantro—as did an inviting key lime pie. Next time.  

Oh, and one observation. It’s not super handicap accessible. And by “handicapped” I mean hauling a 5 ½-month old in a monster stroller up five stairs. But then again, 6 months ago, that would’ve sounded like a very good thing indeed… 

UPDATE: Please read comment below from Katie at The Larchmont Larder re strollers, etc. A full service operation, I tell you! Makes me love this place all the more.