Vegetarian casserole

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From the French word for saucepan, a video recipes online casserole refers to a large, deep oven-proof dish that doubles as a serving container. Coincidentally, healthy recipe videos casseroles can also be term for the foods that are cooked in it. Other countries call it a variety of names such as bakes, hotdishes, tagines (a Moroccan dish with a cone-shaped cover) but the common denominator is the composition and cooking method. Casseroles can be made from ceramic, porcelain or glass and come in various sizes from small ramekins holding individual portions to sizeable vessels that serve an entire family.

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Vegetarian casserole

  1. 1. Vegetarian Casserole From the French word for saucepan, a video recipes online casserole refers to a large, deep oven-proof dish that doubles as a serving container. Coincidentally, healthy recipe videos casseroles can also be term for the foods that are cooked in it. Other countries call it a variety of names such as bakes, hotdishes, tagines (a Moroccan dish with a cone-shaped cover) but the common denominator is the composition and cooking method. Casseroles can be made from ceramic, porcelain or glass and come in various sizes from small ramekins holding individual portions to sizeable vessels that serve an entire family. Casseroles usually comprise of chunks of meat, poultry, fish or seafood withthe addition of chopped seasonal vegetables. This is bound together with a starchycomponent of like flour, pasta or root vegetables like potatoes and topped with acrusty melted cheese. The result is a multi-component hearty dish that can be eitherbe the highlight of a dinner spread or a complement to it. Casseroles can beclassified as comfort food due to the heartiness of the dish. During the cooking process, usually slowly baked in an oven, a liquid from theingredients are released and combines with or “marries” other liquid ingredients toform a thick flavorful sauce. Additional cooking liquids include stock, beer or wine. An example of a popular dish that is considered a vegetarian casserole ispotato au gratin, a very simple but rich dish of sliced potatoes baked with milk orcream and topped with crusty melted cheese that is browned in a broiler. Impress your friends by preparing cabbage gratin with polenta, a casserolegiven a sweet touch with grated apple and calcium-rich with milk and cheese. Likeall vegetarian cooking, feel free to replace ingredients with what’s in season. In thiscase, cabbage may be replaced with other nutritious greens such as spinach orkale. Polenta, available in specialty stores and big supermarkets, is a fine- orcoarse-ground cornmeal that is boiled to a paste then further cooked by frying,baking or grilling. In this casserole, it provides the creamy element to the dish. Ifunavailable, it can be replaced with mashed potatoes. For a more protein-dense dish, use vegetables such as different kinds ofbeans, dark green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale, broccoli leaves and soyproducts like tofu.

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