Witlof-Ham Schotel or Chicory Ham Casserole‘s a dutch recipe. Usually prepared with either mashed potatoes or parboiled potatoes on the side but I made this with parboiled potatoes as a base. It’s a family favourite.. 🙂
- 3 medium-sized chicory
- 12 pieces sliced cooked ham
- 12 slices of sliced cheese, any kind, the size of chicory
- 2/3 of 1 courgette, sliced into 12 pieces (the length of chicory) – optional
- 1 packet 250ml White Sauce (I always use Knorr’s Spring Onion Garlic Sauce)
- 350g potatoes
- 100 g grated cheese
- abt 3 tbsp breadcrumbs, more if u like a crunchy top
- Preheat oven to 190C. Grease a rectangular casserole dish with some butter all over.
- Cut potatoes into bite-sized chunks, put into a pot, cover with enough water. Bring to a boil and cook with some salt for abt 6-8 mins. Drain well and transfer boiled potatoes to casserole dish.
- Cut chicory into quarters, lengthwise, put into a pot, cover with enough water with some salt. Bring to a boil and cook for abt 2 mins. Drain but keep 250ml water for making sauce.
- Prepare a clean cutting block. Place a piece of cooked ham on it, then 1 piece of cooked chicory, 1 piece of sliced cheese and/or a piece of courgette.
- Roll ham up tightly.
- Continue making the rolls till finished and put de rolls side by side on top of potatoes in casserole dish.
- Make the sauce according to instructions on the packet and using the saved water from cooking the chicory. Pour the sauce evenly/equally on top of the rolls.
- Sprinkle grated cheese and then breadcrumbs all over top of sauce and rolls.
- Put into oven and bake for 25-30 mins till it’s bubbling a little and cheese/breadcrumbs’ golden brown.
Serve immediately. It would be more than enough for 2 persons, as it is. It’s a easy to prepare and a really good one-dish hassle-free warm meal on a cold wintery evening..
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