You Say Casserole, I Say…Casserole As WellPosted: December 28, 2010
Tomato tomahto potato potahto casserole. Easy as pie if you have:
2 medium potatoes (red or gold, probably – sliced thin)
1 large onion (sliced thin)
tomato sauce (homemade is always best!)
mozzarella cheese (shredded/grated)
pecorino romano cheese
Preheat the oven to 350. Grease the inside of a casserole dish with a little olive oil and then just layer in the potato, onion, sauce, and mozzarella. Somewhere in each tier, sprinkle in a modest amount of salt and pepper. I was only able to fit two layers of each into our little dish before running out of both room and ingredients, but that was fine. Top with some more sauce if it wasn’t already your top layer and cook covered for 45 minutes or so, allowing the potatoes to become very tender. Then add one more layer of mozzarella, grate some pecorino on top, and maybe grind some fresh pepper on there as well. Cook uncovered for another 5 minutes or so. You could also stick in under the broiler for a minute or two to really toast the top layer of cheese.
Another idea might be to use slices of fresh tomato instead of the sauce. Except maybe on top.