Potato mushroom thyme scented casserole

26.09.2010

Category: Vegetables

Potato mushroom thyme scented casserole

Simple, comfort dish with a hint of thyme, make You feel content and full.  Crunchy rustic cabbage salad make a good company for it. Enjoy!

Serves 4 as a light dinner
For casserole:
  • 600 grams potatoes
  • Olive oil for frying
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 300 grams fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • ½ bunch of lemon thyme (substitute with regular thyme, though aroma is not the same)
  • 150 gr of grated cheese (Emmental or Gruyere are perfect)
  • Salt and pepper for taste

Potato mushroom thyme scented casserole

1)      Peel and slice potatoes. Dice onion, chop mushrooms in bite size, peel garlic. Wash and pat dry thyme.

2)      Cook potatoes in salted boiling water for 10 min. Drain. Pre-heat oven to 200 ˚C.

3)      In the mean time pre-heat a shallow frying pan. Add a dash olive oil and butter, when it stops bubbling add onions, press garlic in and cook till soft , then add mushrooms and whole branches of  thyme.  Cook everything together for 5 min, stirring occasionally. Turn off the heat and take out thyme branches.

Potato mushroom thyme scented casserole

4)       Place half of the potatoes on the bottom of casserole dish, then sprinkle with cheese,  then mushrooms, sprinkle with cheese again and again potatoes.

Potato mushroom thyme scented casserole

Top casserole generously with more cheese.  Transfer casserole to the oven for 20-25 min. or until cheese starts turning golden brown.

Potato mushroom thyme scented casserole

5)Serve hot casserole with addition of rustic crunchy cabbage salad!

Potato mushroom thyme scented casserole

Potato mushroom thyme scented casserole