Tuesday 29 October 2013

Potato/Zucchini Casserole (Cheesy Over Bake)

Every dish over baked with lots of cheese is very dear to our heart : )
I keep making casseroles with chicken and mince so this time it was a Vegetable  Casserole.
I was gifted a sack full of lovely organic potatoes from my friend’s garden, so pure so fresh, I had Zucchinis at home so I planned to make this immediately.
Zucchini is very good for baking stuff, as in frying t absorbs a lot of oil/butter, it’s outstandingly tasty. It is low in calories and rich in Vitamin C, Calcium and Iron. We can also grate it directly in our salad bowl as well, it s crunchy and similar to cucumber.
This is how I made my Casserole
4-5 medium potatoes (boiled and 2-3mm sliced)
3-4 large Zucchinis (thin sliced)
250ml double cream (1 pack)
50ml milk
50 g grated cheese
A blend of thym, oregano, rosemary to taste
2 tsp butter
Black pepper from the mill
¾ tsp Salt or to taste
1 tsp honey
2 tsp flour
¼ cup cold water
1 tbs butter
250 g grated cheese
-mix the flour in the cold water and let aside
-heat butter in a saucepan
-pour the double cream in it and stir, then mix all the rest ingredients except the grated cheese, honey and flour
-as the milk comes to a boil, pour in the flour mixture and whisk fast to avoid lumps.
-Now sprinkle the 50g grated cheese and honey it, the sauce will form a thick shape so be careful and keep stirring, the cheese will melt and give a thick structure, so lower the heat.
-the consistency should not become too thick as the Vegetable has to cook in it
-now set the casserole, first grease it with butter then lay out with Potatoes and zucchinis the way you like, you can make layers  but the sliced form seems attractive :)
-as all the casserole is covered, then pour the sauce on the top so it reaches each corner
-spread the grated cheese all over from one side to the other sprinkle some mixed dry herbs on the top and then bake it in a preheated oven on 180°C around 40-50 minutes till the Vegetable is cooked and the cheese melts and turns light goldish!
Take it out and let it set at least 15 minutes so you can cut out evenly and easily :)
It’s cheesy, its yumm and its Delicious!
Bon Appétit!!

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