A long time ago on the side of my Quaker oat box, there was a similar recipe for meatloaf. I tried it and found that the oats were a perfect substitute for breadcrumbs, healthier and solved the wheat allergy problem. I have since used oats in my ground meat recipes in place of bread crumbs. No one can ever tell and it absorbs the juices perfectly. Especially handy if you run out of bread crumbs too.
Since it uses applesauce as well as fresh apples it is very moist, easy and quick preparation, and great apple taste. When I am in a really big hurry, I just double the applesauce and don't bother with the fresh apples.
When I got engaged, at my bridal shower we served this salad and everyone loved it. I then started making it for my friend's bridal showers. It is a great hit and has a wonderful taste. Definately different from the usual salads. I usually cut up all the vegetables the night before so on the day of the party all I have to do is mix it up. Perfect for a crowd.
When I lived in Pittsburgh, Mrs. Markovitz was my downstairs neighbor, landlord, and a great cook. My family ate these fish rolls at her house for dinner one night. When I asked her for the recipe she said she did not have one! She invited me to watch her make it the next time and this is roughly what I came up with.
When I lived in Pittsburgh, Mrs. Markovitz was my downstairs neighbor and landlord and a great cook. The smells from her house were amazing. This was one of her specialities especially around the Jewish New Year. The topping makes this irresistable!