Friday, October 30, 2015

Mini Cudighi Mummies

In Ishpeming (small town that I live in, in the UP of Michigan), Cudighi is a huge thing here. A lot of sandwiches that you can get at the many Italian restaurants in this town is a cudighi that comes with Mozzarella cheese and pizza sauce. These mummies are a somewhat tribute to those flavors. Even if you have to substitute for ground beef or turkey, the flavors will still be amazing. I recommend serving this with some warmed up pizza sauce!


2 lb. ground cudighi (could use ground beef or turkey with Italian seasoning added)
1/3 c. green onion, chopped
1/2 c. Italian style bread crumbs
2 tsp. garlic salt
1/4 tsp. fresh cracked pepper
3 Tbs. Egg Beaters
1/2 c. shredded Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 c. shredded Mozzarella
2 cans Pillsbury reduced fat Crescent Rolls
Mustard (for eyes)

Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a large baking pan/sheet with tinfoil and spray with non stick cooking spray. In a large bowl, mix the cudighi, green onion, bread crumbs, seasoning, Egg Beaters, and cheese together until well combined. Form the meat mixture into eight ovals. Unroll the crescent roll dough and divide into the eight perforated rectangles.

Sprinkle a small amount of flour on your work surface and place one of the rectangles on the flour. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out into a larger thin rectangle. Leaving a two inch space in the middle, cut strips on each of the sides (length wise, mine was anywhere from 7-11). They do not have to have an even number of strips on each side, it's a random mummy pattern. Place the meatloaf oval in the center of the crescent dough. Wrap the dough strips over to the other side of the meat in a random pattern and tuck any pieces that overhand underneath. Make sure to leave a small gap to "draw" some eyes later.
Repeat the above process for the other seven mummies.  Place on the prepared pan. Bake in the oven for 26-28 minutes. You may have to sacrifice a mummy to cut in to make sure the cudighi is fully cooked, depending on how thick you make the meat loaves. When they cool slightly, add mustard, ketchup or pizza sauce eyes.

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