Discussion in 'Food & Drink' started by gypzy, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. Polednikova

    Polednikova Well-Known Member

    ...growing up my grandmother told me that only lazy people and amis make casseroles...
    Actually, I meant sitting at a computer exchanging messages about what does or doesn't constitute a 'casserole'! Which reminds me, I've got friends coming for supper so I had better out and buy some food for the meal - not a casserole, incidentally!
  2. Polednikova

    Polednikova Well-Known Member

    Would you believe it? I've just bought a cookery magazine - Bajecne recepty - and the first page I opened had "Eintopf se zeleninou a hovezim masem"! The photo looked like a thin soup, like a broth, with big pieces of meat and vegetables.
  3. Jana

    Jana Well-Known Member

    IMHO, a casserole does not have to be prepared with meat only; cf. an American recipe published on the website RDJ:

    Breakfast Casserole

    1/2 cup corn flakes
    5 eggs
    2 1/2 cup frozen hash browns with onion & green pepper
    1 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
    1/2 cup cottage cheese
    1/3 cup milk
    2 green onions, sliced
    1/8 tsp. pepper
    4 drops Tabasco
    5 strips bacon (opt.)

    Cook bacon until crisp and drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon and
    with corn flakes. Set aside. Beat eggs until foamy. Stir in
    ingredients except bacon and corn flakes. Pour in 8 inch greased pan
    and sprinkle bacon mixture on top. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
    the morning bake at 325 degrees for about 50 minutes or until a knife
    inserted near center comes out clean. Mixture may also be divided into
    6 individual serving foil pie pans. Baking time for individual pies is
    30 to 35 minutes.
  4. Polednikova

    Polednikova Well-Known Member

    Since when were Americans the guardians of the English language?!!!
  5. Jana

    Jana Well-Known Member

    Well, I think the topic of this thread is not the language - it is FOOD!!!
    And good cooking needs imagination and creativity; rigid rules and recipes are for the beginners only.
    BTW, casserole is not an "English" word (nor American anyway) - see above one of gypzy´s messages here.
  6. ursula

    ursula Well-Known Member

    sounds ok except the cornflakes. i hate cereal!
  7. Ceit

    Ceit Well-Known Member

    Since we became The Empire. :wink:

    Not that it makes much difference, but I always thought of a casserole as something you baked and a stew as something you cooked on a stove, so goulash would be a stew, but maybe lasagna would be a casserole???
  8. Wayne05

    Wayne05 Member

    I think that those are good examples, Ceit

    And the "baked" versus "boiled" comparison is equally applicable.
  9. wer

    wer Well-Known Member

    Oh my God :lol:, I just asked Gypzy for a simple explanation and such a long thread arised here :twisted:. And I obtained at least three different explanations :twisted:.

    I think Czech zepečená jídla fits Gypzy's description. Gypzy, you can google pictures for zapečené (or zapečená/zapečený) to see them.

    Actually :p, a Czech speaking about a beautiful Czech word speaks about a German word in ironic way :twisted:.
  10. Petronela

    Petronela Well-Known Member

    Not sure of rest of the world requiring meat to be part of a casserole… But in the south of US it’s not necessary. Casseroles are just baked side-dishes with more then one ingredient. Many times I would make “sunker-fleky” or “francouzke brambory” or “peceny kvetak” as my contribution for a cook-out and locals totally loved it, anyways ... the point I’m trying to make is they all called it a casseroles. :p

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