When I was making this Halloween recipe for Freddy Krueger's edible meatloaf glove, I was inspired by Not Martha's Meat Hand from a couple of years back. She used a mold but I do sort of have this thing about single use items, no matter how brilliantly ghoulish (also I've never come across a hand mold) so I decided to see if I could make one using regular gloves or just by free shaping a hand based on my own. So I made three meat hands and the best one I have shared with you. You simply rinse out a latex glove and stuff it with a meatloaf mix. Then you freeze it, and then cut away the glove, stick some foil in it to make the "knives" and bake it. And voila, you have Freddy Krueger's incinerated hand or glove. When I called Mr NQN on the evening of the experiments to tell him about dinner I simply said "I made you a meatloaf shaped like Freddy Krueger's incinerated cut off hand." He simply chuckled and said "Okay."
Freddy Krueger's Glove
An Original Recipe by Lorraine Elliott
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Level of difficulty: Medium - mostly it takes patience filling the gloves
Makes 2-3 gloves
500g/1 pound mince
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1 carrot, finely chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 egg, beaten
3 tablespoons tomato paste plus 2-3 tablespoons extra for glaze
Step 1 - Rinse out the latex gloves twice just to make sure that you get rid of any excess powder. Mix the ingredients together except for the prosciutto and stuff into the latex glove. This takes about 5-10 minutes per glove and the hardest bit is filling the fingers but once you get the tips of the fingers done, it should be easier. Latex gloves are easier than washing up gloves because you can see how far the meat has gone down the fingers. I found that the easiest way to get rid of air bubbles was to smack the glove which moved the larger ones or massage the bubble to move it or you can also poke tiny holes in the gloves with the tip of a sharp knife if you need to release some air. Using a rubber band or a bag tie, seal up the end and place in the freezer for a couple of hours until at least semi frozen (mine was frozen solid after a few hours).
Step 2 - Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Line a baking tray with parchment. Remove from freezer and carefully cut away the latex glove and spread with the extra tomato paste/ketchup mix. Wrap the prosciutto around the hand, the palm will do and oil a small sheet of foil and cover the fingers. Bake for 30 minutes. Insert foil to make Freddy's knives.