Its the Oscars tomorrow. We have a brilliant recipe from our local blogger and all round Hollywood expert Silver Screen Suppers. Here is a great recipe from her blog.

Joan Crawford Meatloaf

Are you having an Oscars party? Here in the UK it starts around midnight but I know quite a few people who will be pulling an all-nighter to watch the antics.

I might get someone to record it for me, then I will walk around all day on Tuesday with my fingers in my ears and my blinkers on. Like a bloke who doesn’t want to hear the football results until he gets home to Match of the Day. I will then go home, put on some lounging pyjamas and see which of today’s stars have the same level of glamour as Joan, Bette, Greta, Marlene and all my other idols…

Joan only won a single Oscar – outrageous – for her performance in Mildred Pierce (still my favourite Joan movie). She was “ill” on the night of the awards ceremony but bucked up a bit when she heard she had won…

 

So if you are planning to watch the Oscars, why not make a meatloaf ?

As mentioned here before, I love meatloaf!  Jayne Mansfield’s meatloaf recipe is currently Recipe of the Month and her recipe is aces!

But Jayne never won an Oscar so maybe Joan’s meatloaf is more event appropriate.  Joan’s recipe for meatloaf is legendary! It appeared in her superb guide to living life JC style “My Way of Life”, in a book of film star favourites published by the Motion Picture Mothers organisation, and even in Vogue magazine.  I think Joan was very proud of her meatloaf recipe and rightly so.

Here’s one I made earlier! Mmmmm.

Joan Crawford’s Meatloaf Recipe

900g / 2 lbs minced sirloin
450g / 1 lb pork sausage. minced / sausagemeat
450g / 1 lb minced veal
3 unbeaten eggs
1 large Bermuda onion, finely chopped
2 raw green bell peppers, finely chopped
3 tablespoons Lawry’s Seasoned Salt (divided use)
3 tablespoons Lea & Perrin’s Worcestershire Sauce (divided use)
3 teaspoons A-1 Steak Sauce (divided use)
4 hard boiled eggs

Cooking  Meatloaf method

Combine meats, unbeaten eggs, onion, peppers, 1 tablespoon Lawry’s Seasoned Salt, 1 tablespoon Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce and 1 teaspoon A-1 Steak Sauce.  Mix thoroughly.

Shape mixture into oval loaf form in large shallow baking pan.  Gently press hard boiled eggs into loaf.

Sprinkle remaining Lawry’s Seasoned Salt, Worcestershire and Steak Sauce on top of loaf, as a crust.

Pour 1 cup water into the base of the roasting pan.

Bake in pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for 30 min.

Turn oven down to 300 degrees and bake for another 30 min.  Turn oven down to 250 degrees and bake for 45 min to one hour basting frequently with pan juice.(10 portions)

Like Joan? Want more of her favourite recipes? There are over 30 in the Silver Screen Suppers Cooking With Joan Crawford cookbook…