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Old 07-23-2013, 03:49 PM   #1
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ISO Help - Potato Casserole

I'm Cooking some sort of casserole and wanted some advice on things. I'm going to use potatoes brocoli and bacon. Those are the three main ingredients that need to be cooked. My question is should I parcook some of the stuff?

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Old 07-23-2013, 04:06 PM   #2
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I would expect the broccoli to cook along with the potatoes. No need to parcook.
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:36 PM   #3
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I would expect the broccoli to cook along with the potatoes. No need to parcook.
+1 I would expect the same
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:37 PM   #4
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As for the bacon should I pre cook that?
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:38 PM   #5
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As for the bacon should I pre cook that?
Yes. If you fry it up before adding it to the casserole, the flavor will be better and there will be some texture to it. If you add it to the casserole raw, it will be like boiled bacon.
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:39 PM   #6
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Yes. It would cook in the casserole, but it wouldn't get crispy. It won't stay crispy in the casserole, but browning it first will add lots of bacony flavor to the dish.
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:07 AM   #7
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I would certainly par boil the potatoes, so they come out nice and soft, the broccoli wont need to be pre cooked, but I would probably caramelise the bacon, crisp it up a bit and then put it in the casserole
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:19 AM   #8
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I would precook everything and tie it all together with a nice cheese sauce, just bake it till it bubbles and browns!
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Ok so I want to make a casserole with potatoes brocoli and bacon among other little ingredients. But I was wondering if I should parcook the brocoli and bacon before putting it in the oven
Broccoli cooks much faster than potato so if you precook it it will be very mushy.

If you don't cook the bacon it will be flaccid and greasy and not very flavorful.
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I would pre-cook the bacon to get it crispy. If the casserole is going to be baked, there's time for the potatoes to get done and there's some liquid, I wouldn't bother "parcooking" the veggies.
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