This is a traditional Christmas dish in Bermuda. Like most traditional dishes, each family has their own version. Some people include pork and chicken, and there are some vegetarian versions as well. It is eaten throughout the holidays.
5 lbs cassava, grated
1 lb sugar
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 lb butter, chopped and softened
1.5 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp Vanilla extract
6 lb cooked boneless chicken
Place cassava in a large bowl. Cover with sugar and let it stand for 15 minutes. Mix together condensed milk, eggs, butter, salt, nutmeg and vanilla and blend together with the cassava. In a large dish, add a layer of the cassava mixture, then a layer of chicken, and top with a layer of the cassava mixture. Cook in the oven at 350ºF for 1 hour and then reduce the heat to 250º and cook for an additional 2 - 2.5 hours until done.
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