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Bobotie (Lamb Meatloaf)

Yield: 6 servings

2 sl White bread
2    Onions, thinly sliced
1    Apple, peeled and diced
2 tb Butter
1 lb Ground lamb
2 tb Sugar
2 tb Cider vinegar
1/4 t  Salt
1/4 t  Black pepper
1/4 c  Raisins
2    Eggs
12    Blanched almonds, coarsely
6    Kaffir lime leaves
1 c  Milk
1 t  Turmeric
Cooked white rice (opt)
Chutney (opt)
  This curry-flavored meatloaf recipe made the rounds years ago, when
  kaffir lime leaves were unknown here. Most people used bay leaves
  instead, or even lemon oro range leaves from a backyard tree.
  However, it takes the kaffir leaves to add the proper touch of
  delicate, lemony perfume.
  Soak bread in bowl with milk to cover until soft, then squeeze dry.
  Saute onions and apple in skillet with butter until tender and not
  browned. Add bread, lamb, curry powder, sugar, vinegar, salt, pepper
  and raisins. Add one beaten egg and almonds and mix thoroughly.
  Pack mixture lightly into 9x5" baking dish. Arrange lime leaves on
  top. Bake at 350'F. 1 hour. Beat remaining egg with milk. Stir in
  turmeric. Pour over meatloaf and bake 15 minutes longer. Serve with
  rice and chutney.
  Each serving, without rice or chutney, contains about 269 calories;
  289 milligrams sodium; 122 milligrams cholesterol; 11 grams fat; 26
  grams carbohydrates; 18 grams protein; 0.49 grams fiber.