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Dec 17, 2012 06:23 PM

Can I make this potato casserole ahead of time?

I came across a CI recipe for Potato Casserole with Bacon and Caramelized Onion. It looks amazing. I'd like to make it for Christmas Day, but I won't have time to do the prep the day of. Is there any way I can make this ahead of time and reheat? Ideally I'd make the day before... just not sure how this would turn out as a reheated casserole...

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  1. I would cook the bacon, the onions and the broth the day before, but slice the potatoes and cook the casserole just in time. If you use a mandoline for slicing the potatoes, this won't take much time - just take extra care of your fingers.

    1. It's a variation of potatoes boulangerie. It will be fine made a day or two ahead, fully cooked, and reheated on Christmas day. Covering it with foil while reheating will keep it moist, and the foil could be removed for the last 10 minutes or so of reheating to recrisp the top.

      1. That's exactly what I was hoping to hear! Thank you :)