Casseroles are healthy, almost manageable to prepare, and one of the easiest foods to prepare for anyone to eat. Served with the perfect wine pair it is an excellent meal that can be made ahead of time and is easy to re-heat no matter what your cooking level.
Every casserole has varying degrees of difficulty to put together. The trick to preparing a casserole is to make sure that you have all of the ingredients that you need to complete the dish. This makes cooking the dish very easy and ideally this means that you have all of the ingredients in one serving dish so that they are available. Often, the casserole will only need to include the main ingredient (say quiche or lasagna) so you will have 2 small servings. This is particularly perfect for a large family.
The casserole can be prepped in advance and frozen or refrigerated. If prepped ahead of time, you have the luxury of getting it out of the freezer ( pairing it with wine or wine vinegar) well ahead of time and then re-heating. It also means that there is a smaller amount of warm fat and aroma in the casserole causing a more intense aromatic taste. All you need to begin with is the casserole itself. Allow the casserole to reach at least seven main tests before you start making the layers and/or crust. This will also help to stretch the casserole’s collagen thus giving it a firmer, flaky crust. The two to three minutes that it takes to prepare a casserole is equivalent to four to eight hours in the oven.
Place the layers in individual serving dishes. While there are no official guidelines, most experts agree that round or square dishes are better suited to lay down a second layer. As you are laying your bottom layer make sure that it will not fall over the sides of the casserole. Arrange the cheeses and the fillings in one tier; then lay another layer on top from top to bottom.
Top, bottom and side your casserole with a piece of the shredded cheese mandatory for a good cheese fondue. Every casserole needs a fondue fork so that you can spoon a little of the cheeses and fillings into the holes of the rim of the casserole. You can set a tray or a platter of the kitchens savory dinnerware for you casserole and date it with a sweet tooth. Fill any open casserole with water and the cold cheese as a moist starter to help dissolve the glue in the cheese and tendons. If your casserole will have a sauce or horseradish, place it in the small dish before or after you put it in the oven, right before you are ready to set it for the final hours.
And then all that’s left is to enjoy your casserole. If you aren’t eating it right after cooking, then make sure that you put it in the oven perhaps half an hour to get it nice and warm again. Your family will absolutely love your creation for it’s amazing taste, and you will love it even more so because of how simple it was for you to create in the first place!