Parmesan Potato Casserole
When I was young it was a family tradition that on Sunday evenings my grandmother would bake a parmesan potato casserole. My family would get together with relatives and we would all spend the evening having fun and catching up. My cousins and I would play together as my grandmother, along with her daughters, would stay in the kitchen preparing this delicious meal. My father, along with my uncles, would watch the football game until they would hear my mother announce that dinner was going to be served soon. My cousins and I would rush to the bathroom sink and race each other as to who would get to wash their hands first. Then we would all sit around the dining table and wait for grandma to come out of the kitchen and bring us her tasty parmesan potato casserole.
Like most special and delicious recipes the parmesan potato casserole one goes from generation to generation. My grandmother was taught how to make it from her mother and my mother taught me. It is very easy to make and it does not take too long. My grandmother used to tell me that due to its very simple and basic ingredients, the parmesan potato casserole was always considered to be a meal for people who could not afford much and only ate what they were able to grow out of their garden. I always thought how true it is that the most delicious and special things are also the simplest.
- 6 red potatoes
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 2 cups of milk
- 1 tablespoon full of corn starch
- ½ cup of Parmesan cheese
- Preheat the oven at 375°F
- Take 9” x 13” casserole dish and spray with cooking spray
- Peel and slice potatoes
- Put potatoes, garlic and onion in the casserole dish
- Mix well and set aside
- Whisk milk, corn starch, a pinch of salt and pepper
- Take saucepan and place it on the stove on medium heat
- Pour the mixture
- Let simmer and stir well and often until thickened
- Add parmesan cheese gradually
- Stir and mix well
- Whisk until lumps are gone
- Let it cook for 1 minute
- Pour mixture on potatoes
- Mix well let it rest for 1 minute
- Bake for 20 minutes, or until the top is golden brown
To this day, I still make the parmesan potato casserole on Sunday evenings and I tell my children the stories that my cousins and I used to share or that we heard from our relatives. It is a moment when the family comes together to enjoy a lovely prepared, home-cooked meal.
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