A casserole is a French name for a saucepan. It is a large pot or dish used both to cook as well as to serve. The French call it en casserole which means ‘served in the vessel used for cooking’. Casseroles are baked for long durations. It is one of the most popular dishes in France, the United States and Canada. Basically a casserole is a blend of vegetables, meat (sometimes seafood) and spices which is baked in an oven and served as a one course meal.
What’s in a potato casserole?
There are many mouth watering potato casserole recipes. These recipes are easy to prepare and can be served as a main course or a side dish.
You can use also use sweet potatoes to prepare casseroles. You can use spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon and pepper corns to make the recipes aromatic. These casseroles are not very spicy though. Children love casseroles and it’s a great way to feed them with required nutrients. You can also add vegetable which children normally won’t eat such as broccoli, carrots, and other leafy vegetables. But if you put them in a casserole, topped with crusty cheese and bread crumbs, children will relish it.
Varieties of potato casseroles
* Aroostock potato casserole: This casserole contains Yukon gold potatoes, bacon slabs, Spanish onions, paprika, parsley and salt and pepper for seasoning. This is a simple delicious casserole. The preparation is simple. The only time it takes is for baking (about 3 hours).
* Hash brown potato casserole: It is another popular casserole recipe. It is a simple recipe which uses frozen hash brown potatoes (thawed), sour cream, onions, cheese, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper. This is a casserole which can be cooked when you are in a hurry or do not want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.
* Potato casserole with broccoli: this casserole is best when children refuse to eat broccoli. You can add green onions, lemon juice, eggs, butter, cheese, salt and pepper to prepare a simple, tasty yet nutritious food for your family.
Many of us like potatoes. It is a vegetable that blends with anything and everything. Potato casseroles are the easiest and the quickest casserole you can prepare. If you combine them with meat and other vegetables, they not only add taste but provide a complete meal for your family. A potato casserole is no doubt a healthier option when it comes to fill up your stomach.