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Upside Down Ham Loaf

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Ingredients
  Eggs 2
  Milk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Prepared mustard 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Ground cooked ham 1 1⁄4 Pound
  Lean ground pork 3⁄4 Pound
  Fine cracker crumbs 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Brown sugar 3 Tablespoon
  Pineapple slices 6
  Maraschino cherries 6
  Water 2 Quart
  Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
  Pasta dough 1 Cup (16 tbs), cut in noodles, uncooked
  Butter 2 Tablespoon, melted
  Parsley sprigs 4 (for garnish)
Directions

Generously grease bottom and sides of a heavy 10 inch skillet; set aside.
In a large bowl, beat eggs slightly.
Add milk, mustard and cloves.
Blend.
Add ham, pork and cracker crumbs; mix thoroughly; set aside.
Melt brown sugar in prepared skillet.
Arrange pineapple slices over sugar.
Place a cherry in center of each pineapple slice.
Carefully pat meat mixture over pineapple slices.
If you have a thermostatically controlled burner, set it at 250°F (120°C), otherwise use medium low heat.
Cover skillet and cook about 5 minutes.
Reset control at 200°F (95°C) or reduce heat to low.
Cook 1 hour.
Fifteen minutes before ham loaf is done, bring water to a rapid boil in a heavy 4 quart saucepan.
Add oil.
Gradually add noodles, being sure water continues to boil.
Cook noodles uncovered until tender but firm, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Drain and coat with butter.
Drain excess fat from ham loaf.
Place a large round platter upside-down over skillet.
Using pot holders, invert skillet and platter.
Remove skillet.
Arrange buttered noodles around ham loaf.
Serve immediately.
Garnish with parsley sprigs.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Saute

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