I made the America's Test Kitchen roast chicken - the best! (long) a while back
and was was very pleased. Maybe someone listening is familiar with it.
The simple preparation for the sliced potatoes created the most delicious consistency and texture (scalloped?) that I want to duplicate for a casserole.
I have an idea for several other ingredients I want to use and I searched for a recipe/technique to fundamentally match without success, to see if someone else agreed and to get tips, and to make sure that what I want to do makes sense before I waste my time making something disappointing.
Along with the potatoes (Idaho?) I want to add eggplant with some smokiness and meaty texture, cheese, tomatoes, onions, various roasted chili peppers (amarillo, anaheim, jalapeno), maybe bell peppers as well (too much?), bacon/sausage (optional).
There are a lot of opinions on how to handle eggplant, salting beforehand, cooking methods, etc. That's a major concern for me in a preparation like this.
I also have canned tomatoes and paste I can use, so I wondering about amounts of liquid that should be added. Also possible additions of condensed soup, milk, sour cream, etc.
I know I'm probably over thinking this, but what do you think. Does this combination of ingredients make sense? I would appreciated your opinion.