View Full Version : Alissa's Meatloaf
08-08-2005, 05:34 AM
I'm really wanting to try to make this but I don't have the teflex sheets yet. Is the meatloaf going to be sturdy enough to just sit on the mesh without going through?
I'm also not sure that I want to use teflex sheets at all with all the weird problems with teflon coated things. I think I read that parchment paper would be okay to use? If so, what brand?
08-08-2005, 07:17 AM
I'd use the parchment paper - I buy Reynolds brand because it is in my local grocery store.
Here are some sources on line as well:
08-08-2005, 07:50 AM
So the parchment does the work essentially of the teflex then with the same good results? I might not order teflex if I can get away with that idea.
08-08-2005, 08:18 AM
You can use parchment and possibly even wax paper. Use whatever brand is available.
btw ~ if you can't find parchment and don't want to use wax, take that lil meatloaf, wrap it up with other veggies or a marinara sauce and "cheese" in a leaf and have at it. I've not dehydrated meatloaf yet! It is just too good!
08-08-2005, 08:58 AM
I make Alissa's meat loaf often, I just love it.
I sometimes don't even dehydrate it, it is so good, filling in a tomato, is a great lunch, or wrapped up in a sweet green baby cabbage leaf, yummy, or just out of the bowl, I've been know to eat about 1/4 of it just standing in the kitchen LOL
But it would probably not be good just on the mesh dehydrator screen, it is kinda gloppy.
so, you might try baker's parchment, or saran wrap (I don't use anything that is not reusable) but I've heard you could reuse the parchment, although I still think it wouldn't be very clean, so I just use teflex.
Just for your info, teflon doesn't have the health issues you may be thinking of until it gets to about 350 degrees, so that is nice to know.
I've heard of people on this forum, using those plastic cutting boards cut down to size as their solid dehydrator sheets, sounds like an okay idea, as long as the plastic can take the heat without outgassing toxins.
Since it isn't made for that, I wouldn't use it.
Anyway, try the meatloaf, dehydrated or not, it is super excellent, you know I've never once made it in a loaf, funny huh?
I must have made it about 30 times so far.
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