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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Danish Meatloaf with Bacon - Forloren Hare (Mock Hare)

We received a request on Google to make the famous Forloren Hare.  It is a classic comfort food and soooo delicious. 

What to eat with Danish Meatloaf? Potatoes (kartofler) and brown gravy (sovs) is a must with this dinner.  If you make enough Danish meatloaf, it is great as a left over the next day.






Meatloaf Ingredients:
  • 1 lb minced beef
  • 1 lb minced pork( and/or veal)
  • 6-8 pcs. sliced bacon
  • 1 large onion, minced
  • 2 eggs
  • garlic minced, optional
  • 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. pepper 
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 2 tbsp. breadcrumbs
Sauce Ingredients:
  • Meat juices from pan
  • 1 bouillon cube (dissolved in potato water)
  • 1 tablespoon red currant jelly
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 bayleaf 
  • cornstarch dissolved in 1 1/2 cup water
    
PROCEDURE
Meatloaf Instruction:

  1. Mix the meat with the rest of the ingredients in a bowl. Add the milk a little at the time. When the batter is ready, you might want to put it in the fridge for half an hour.
  2. After half an hour take out the meat and shape it into a loaf in a greased ovenproof pan. Place the bacon diagonally over the meatloaf. Bake it in the oven at 425 degrees for 15 min. 
  3. Add the remaining milk into the dish with the meat, so just under half of the filling is covered. Place it in the oven at 325 degrees for approx. 1/2 hour and make sure the bacon is crisp. 
  4. Approx. 10 minutes before the "hare" is finished pour the milk from the pan into a pot to be used for gravy.

Gravy Instruction:

  1. Pour the milk from the pan into a pot, add 1 bay leaf and the boullion cube dissolved in water. 
  2. When the sauce begins to boil add the heavy cream, the cornstarch dissolved in water, (optionally add gravy colour) and 1 tbsp. red currant jelly. Add more jelly if desired. 
  3. Add salt and pepper
  4. Stir and let gravy simmer for approx. 5 min. 

Slice the meatloaf (hare) at the dinner table and serve with boiled potatoes, peas and carrots.  Enjoy!