Meat Roll (Mäsová Roláda)

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Here is one dish that is very popular in Slovakia: a meat roll with a hard boiled egg in the middle. It’s similar to a Scotch egg. By the way, this is just one of many various meat rolls that you may find on your travels through Slovakia. For some reason it is popular to serve meat in the shape of a roll. Some other recipes consist of layers made of different kinds of meats, or with a salad as the filling.

Ingredients: 500g ground pork, 4 hard boiled eggs, 1 uncooked egg, one medium onion, 2 cloves garlic, fresh parsley, half a bread roll squeezed in milk, salt, pepper, paprika, bread crumbs, baked potatoes and green peas for the side
Prep Time: About 30 minutes prep, then some 1-1.5 hours baking at 375F

chopped onion, garlic, and parsley ground chicken mixed with seasoning
Dice the onion (cibuľa) and crush two cloves of garlic (cesnak). Also chop the parsley leaves (petržlenová vnať). Mix into the ground pork (mleté bravčové mäso along with one whole egg (vajce), bread roll (rožok) squeezed in milk, salt (soľ), pepper (korenie), and paprika. Then add just enough bread crumbs (strúhanka) to get the meat dough to stick together.
meat dough rolled out meat dough
In the mean time, hard boil 4 eggs. Flatten the meat dough onto an aluminum foil and place the peeled eggs in a line about 1/3 from one edge.
rolling meat roll meat roll burrito
Then with the help of the aluminum foil, roll the meat into a “meat burrito”. Tuck the meat along the ends in, and closeout the sides. Then place onto a baking pan.
unwrapped meat roll meat roll almost ready
Bake in a 375F oven for about 30 minutes, wrapped. I then unwrapped the foil and continued baking until the meat got nicely brown on the outside.
meat roll with egg in the middle
Baked meat roll, delicious!
It went particularly well with green peas (hrášok), baked potatoes (pečené zemiaky), and european style mustard (horčica). Dobrú chuť!

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