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May 12, 2009


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I had forgotten about this dish! It is one of the best!
Wasn't there a sauce when this was served, or am I thinking of another dish?

Marvin, I think you're awesome as a blogger. You are in the same league as MarketMan!

wow, i haven't had embutido in so long....my dad used to put raisins in his too, and i'd have to go in and take them all out because i hate raisins also.

oh, i did your green mangoes and bagoong--though i let the green mangoes ripen too much so they were actually pretty sweet. bleh. still tasty though.

The raisins were always my least favorite part. Which is a shame because this was always one of my favorite dishes :)

I was actually think about making some embutido the other day, but I didn't have enough ingredients. This is one os my fav pinoy dishes. I remember going home last yeat and this was almost the only thing i ate everyday. Oddly enough it was during a fiesta so there were leftovers.

i loved having raisins in embutido but my brother and sister hated it, so my mom would make separate ones! sometimes my mom would also put in tiny chopped pieces of chorizo de bilbao...

I wonder if there are Pinoys who don't put eggs and/or hotdogs in their embotidos... Sacrilege, I'm sure.
This dish always makes me think of xmas, my mom would make a hundred of these in the weeks leading to xmas, and we'd have them practically everyday after the big noche buena. Sort of like our version of turkey, and all those leftovers. She would add olives to the mix, and pimiento. I always wanted the slices with the egg in it.
To make sure the mix tasted just right, she'd fry a small piece, let us kids taste it. I loved that bit the most, a bit crunchy, like a slightly sweet pork patty.

Awwww...I haven't had embutido in sooooo long. I think I'm going to pick up some ingredients and make it this weekend. Thanx for the recipe!

Thankfully only my brother hates raisins, so he's the only one tormented when there's embutido-- love 'em :) Our version, though, grates the carrots (or processes them in the FP). This is one of my favorite "party" foods ever! :)

I have to confess...I am the sacrilege Mila speaks of! Since I was a kid I wouldn't eat meatloaf that had stuff in it...eggs, carrots, sausage, raisins, whatever. So we always had plain meatloaf with bacon on top (not inside)...I wonder if it's too late for me...

Good lawd, I want some embutido now (with raisins, of course!)

omg! i miss my lolas meatloaf! oh marvin! try to fry it also its ggod as hell with more grease on it! hahaha
i never knew pregnant women has to stay clear of processed food, crap! what have i been eating when i was pregnant?!
anyway, that one mighty fine looking embutido you have there, never tried making one myself... maybe its about time i make one. thnaks for the recipe!

I'm with Ahnjel -- I likes my embotido fried! I actually don't enjoy it much when it's straight out of the wrapper. But once it's sliced and fried up till it's toasted and the edges are crispy...YUM!

Haven't made this in years, thanks! Can ground turkey be substituted for the pork and beef? I wonder how this will work out and taste like?

I really mucy prefer the filipino version of meatloaf than the american one. i guess it might be the addition of eggs.

Wow - its been ages since I've had embutido and I loved the vienna sausage part the best!

Embutido, as we spell it here in Leyte, is an obligatory dish during fiestas and poncions. Left overs are fried for breakfast. People either bake or steam it. Oh and there's another embutido they used to serve in the 70s and 80s which i remember because I liked it better. Fried embutido that's dipped in an egg batter! My 70 year old father still knows how to cook it.. Cheers. Great site..

If you wanna learn about Waray Cooking please check this little video blog I did on Hinatukan nga Baka (Beef with Coconut Milk)
thanks again..

LOL: "I never know what she's doing back there."

Since we are lazy, we've done embutido in a free-form rectangular shape (like "regular" meatloaf).

Hmm, I didn't know there was such a beast as FRIED embutido!

Discovered your blog yesterday and kept reading into the early morning hours. You're a great writer. And funny, too. Your love of Pilipino food is contagious. I'm a fan now and will check here often.

Hey there- just found your blog. You are my foodie soul twin! Keep on, kasama.

I never like embutido as a kid (maybe it was those pesky raisins that seemed to be in EVERYTHING!) but now this is looking might fine to the adult me! Thanks for the recipe - I'd love to try this out. But I think I'll add an extra egg - I'd hate to be the one who ends up with the eggless slice!

I used to hate meatloaf and embutido, but a few years ago I had some embutido that made me realize that this dish is the shit. After that I had a meatloaf renaissance and have loved it ever since.

And count me among others who don't like raisins in this dish...or in torta. Why do they do that? There's was always a pile of raisins on my plate when I was a kid. Actually, there would still be a pile today. hahaha.

Thanks very much for the kind compliment, Norm, but Markeman kicks my ass any day;) And I'm not sure about a sauce, I never had it any other way besides with ketchup.

Hi Efren! Raisins are overrated. And I'm glad I got you to do the green mangoes and bagoong too.

You could always leave the raisins out, Katherine:)

It always seemed to be a party dish for us too, jenn. Though I think embutido is easy enough to make anytime.

Mmmm. chorizo! That would be a sausage I would love too caninecologne!

Hi Mila! If there are those who don't add the eggs or hotdogs, hopefully they just call it meatloaf;)

No problem, pleasurepalate! I hope you enjoy the recipe.

That's a great tip, manggy, grating the carrots. I will definitely do that the next time since the diced carrots were still a bit too crunchy for me, but still good.

Even with your sacrilege, joey, I think the bacon more than makes up for it. My wife actually suggested I add bacon on top too because that's how she likes meatloaf.

Whatever floats your boat, Erika;) Raisins are OK, just not in MY embutido!

Ahnjel, I had no idea that embutido could be fried! And yes, processed food is supposedly bad, though I'm sure it's ok in moderation.

You too, Katrina? I've never had embutido any other way than out of the wrapper. I never even considered frying it, but it sounds genius!

Hello veedee. Yes, ground turkey can be used, but the loaf may end up drier than if a fatty meat was used.

The eggs make a huge difference don't they, veron? I love the yolk!

I think vienna sausages are my favorite part too, joelen.

Thanks for the video link Jerby! Great stuff!

I was considering doing a free-form loaf too, ts. But I figured I should try the rolled version first.

I'm glad you found me, lavaflow! Thanks for visiting!

Thanks Words and Nosh!

Yes, add as many eggs as will fit, tangled noodle. Ending up with an eggless slice is no fun!

You and me both, Arnold! I would definitely still pick raisins out.

I feel cheated! My mom never gave me meatloaf! ;D I'm trying this recipe soon.

Hi!=) I have been running through your blog from time to time and find it so amusing that a Filipino-American like you has the fondness in cooking and eating Filipino food. Just like my Fil-Am cousin who easily chomps down a balut or two, putting me to shame coz I only eat the yellow-part:P Keep it up!=)

I didn't grew-up in a household that puts hotdogs or whole eggs inside their embutido regularly but we always have the raisins:P It's quite common in our area to cook embutido without anything in the middle. The ones with the egg or hotdog in the middle is saved for fiestas and special occassions I guess.

Fry your embutido's until you get it crisp on both sides. The oil you fry the embutido in is good for steamed rice but not to your heart.=)

we love day old embutido it taste better and yeah fried embutido in butter is super delicious with pan de sal with a squirt of mafran banana ketchup, yummmm

Looks so pretty, like stained glass. I have never added sugar to my meatloaf, very interesting. I bet it was delicious.

i don't like regular meatloaf but embutido is yum!

i miss eating imbutido. i would have to try this recipe later for dinner.very simple recipe marvin. Thanks for the post.

I used to hate the raisins too. But now it's okay with me and I understand its function in the dish. It provides a tinge of sweetness every once in a while. Some raisins = good. A lot of raisins = not so good. My mom puts some green peas in her embutido as well. And yeah, pan fried is the stuff.

Don't feel cheated Julie, just make some for yourself;)

Thanks very much Katalina. And I will definitely try frying my embutido next time.

Thanks pulutan.

Hi Lori Lynn. The touch of sugar I added was just for a hint of sweetness, I guess to make up for the lack of raisins.

Embutido is yum indeed, Pat!

Thanks den. It really isn't that difficult to do.

Thanks Beth. I guess I also now understand the role of raisins in embutido, but I still like to keep them out;)

we do it with raisins and quail eggs instead of chicken eggs

hmm.. i thought i had posted before on this topic, must've dozed off..

i wanted to tell you about our versions of meatloaf in marikina, embutido and everlasting.

far from being leftover frankensteins or mystery meat meals, these 2 dishes are made from scratch. embutido, just as you made, are rolled into logs of foil wrapped porkiness while everlasting is first cooked in a pan and then plopped into a llanera (the aluminum/tin flat oval mold also used for leche flan) with some beaten eggs and steamed.

let me know when you guys come over to this side of the pacific again, i'll whip you up a batch and then some. =)

It looks very delicious! Thank you for sharing this recipe. I'll try to make it on my own.

Are there advantages to steaming over baking? I don't really have the proper items needed to steam. Does the finished product come out differently or look differently than the other depending on which you do? Thanks!

this is my first attempt at one of your recipes, although i have been a fan for awhile. my mom is from cebu & dad is american. unfortunately my mom never whipped up one of these for us. my embutido's just now came out of the oven and i can not wait to try them. i put raisins in one, but not in the other. can't wait to taste it!

love it w/ lotsa hotdogs and egg.

That looks very unique and very tasty! Thanks for sharing the recipe! =)

I made this for today for the first time. Its amazing! Cheers!

Omg tis look delish...

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