Special Garlic & Cheese Potato Casserole

"The recipe doesn't designate a cooking time so I'm guessing. However, cooking time aside, this sounds scrumptious! I'll be making it very soon."
 
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Ready In:
55mins
Ingredients:
5
Yields:
1 casserole
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ingredients

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directions

  • The Pan:

  • Large oven dish, must be at least 6 inches deep.
  • If not this deep, make sure it is large around. I'd say minimum 4" deep.
  • A large disposable foil casserole pan should work fine.
  • Directions:

  • Peel (or not) and slice potatoes to no thicker than a dime (2-3mm).
  • Layer the bottom of your oven dish with 2-3 layers of potatoes.
  • Cover potatoes with a thick layer of grated cheese.
  • Crush one clove of garlic over the top of the cheese, spreading out evenly.
  • NOTE: If you know how much cheese and garlic you WILL use, just crush the garlic and mix it with the cheese to make spreading easier.
  • Continue to do this 3-4 times depending on how deep your oven dish is.
  • End up with a cheese and garlic layer to finish, not potatoes.
  • Mix milk and egg together and pour over the top of the cheese.
  • Bake at 180º C (350º F)until potatoes are soft and cheese topping is browned off
  • Cooking time will vary depending on number of layers and thickness of potato slices.
  • VARIATION: adding meat of your choice to this with the cheese/garlic layer, would make this a great main dish.
  • If other ingredients are added, you may have to double the egg/milk mixture, and adjust the cooking time.

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Reviews

  1. Katanashrp
    The best potato casserole I've ever had. I covered the dish for the first 25 minutes of cooking so the cheese doesn't burn and I baked it uncovered 20 more minutes. The cheese layer created a wonderful crunchy crust with creamy potatoes underneath. 5 stars! Thank you.
     
  2. Monica H.
    I altered it, and they love it! I used precooked, deboned half of a chicken, made a double batch, used pats of butter throughout instead of coating the pan, added veggies on top, and a can of cream of chicken before last layer of cheese. Also, I was out of fresh garlic, so I used garlic powder on one or two layers, and garlic salt and parsley on the other. Cooked at 400F for 30 minutes with aluminum foil over top, and about 25-30 minutes uncovered at 350F . Turned out wonderful . This is a great "starter" recipe - you can create a million variations, it is so true to increase fluids as you increase the size of the casserole. I think this is the perfect base recipe.
     
  3. Lori Mama
    The aroma of this dish while baking was almost unbearable. LoL! I think I will cut back just a bit on the garlic next time. Even though we LOVE garlic, it was just a little too much. :)
     
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