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Recipe for Breakfast Potatoes Casserole from Akershus Royal Banquet Hall at the Norway Pavilion in Epcot
While Norway may not be the first place that comes to mind when thinking about superb cuisine, they do offer some fantastic meals. They also offer the only dining location at Epcot where you may dine with Disney royalty. Yes, you may dine with your favorite Disney Princesses at the Akershus Royal Banquet Hall for breakfast, lunch, or supper.
To commemorate this exquisite venue, we’re providing a recipe for one of our favorite breakfast side dishes, which can be found within this place that embraces all things Norwegian. It’s rich, cheesy, and delicious. Of course, I’m referring to Akershus Royal Banquet Hall’s Breakfast Potato Casserole.
Place the Butter in a large pan over medium-high heat. Once the Butter has melted, add the All-Purpose Flour and stir to combine to make a Roux. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, for 4 – 5 minutes and the Roux has a slightly “nutty” fragarance
Add the Milk and stir to combine. Continue to cook, stirring frequently, until the sauce thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon
Transfer the thickened sauce to a large bowl and immediately stir in the shredded Cheddar and Jarlsberg Cheeses. Stir until the cheeses melt into the sauce
Next, add the Freshly Ground Nutmeg, Kosher or Sea Salt and Pepper and stir until well combined
Taste and adjust the seasonings as necessary with Salt and/or Pepper
For the Casserole
Preheat the oven to 375ºF
Prepare a 9″ Baking or Casserole Dish by coating the inside with Cooking Spray
Drain any liquid from the Diced and Shredded Potatoes and add them to the large bowl containing the Bechamel Cheese Sauce followed by the Diced Onions. Stir until well combined
Spoon the Casserole Mixture into the Baking or Casserole Dish and spread evenly. Top with the remaining Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Place a layer of Parchment or Wax Paper directly on top of the Casserole and seal with a layer of Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil
Place in a preheated 375ºF oven and bake for approximately 1 hour
Remove the Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil and Parchment or Wax Paper and return to the oven for approximately another 20 minutes; until the tops is thoroughly browned
Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack to rest for approximately 15 minutes
Sid Philips is a father of two and a loving husband. He currently resides in Pennsylvania and has been a fan of Disney since his parents took him there in 1980! Sid has visited multiple Disney parks around the world and loves each one!