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Casserole Recipes

Casserole Recipes are a comparatively new type of cuisine, probably from around the 1950's, when various heat-proof materials for cookware came onto the market. The word "casserole" derives from the French meaning a type of cooking pan, and we now refer to this vessel as one which can also be used for serving. Casserole Recipes usually consist of a mixture of chopped meat and vegetables and can be thickened by potato, pasta or flour. These type of dishes are particularly popular in the USA for family gatherings, the advantage being that they can be cooked beforehand and warmed up when required. Alcohol can be added for some casserole recipes and a good example is "coq au vin" (chicken in wine), originating from France, where cider and beer is also be used in some "lapin" or rabbit dishes. The difference between a stew recipe and a casserole recipe is that a stew is cooked on a hob with the heat being directed only to the bottom of the pan, whereas a casserole is cooked in an oven, so that the heat circulates all around the vessel.
Once prepared, casseroles require little attention during cooking and we are sure that our Casserole Recipe section here will provide the perfect answer when you need a satisfying, wholesome dish for a supper or a main meal.
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