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Sweet Potato and Sage Gratin

Updated May 20, 2016
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Look no further for an out-of-the-ordinary sweet potato dish for holiday entertaining

Makes6 servings

Preparation Time20 min

Preparation Time - Text20 mins

Cooking Methodroasting

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 2 hours

Make Ahead RecipeYes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Family Get-together, Formal Dinner Party

Recipe Coursestarch

Dietary Considerationvegetarian

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Mealdinner

Moodblue

Taste and Texturebuttery, rich, savory

Type of Dishgratin

Ingredients

  • 1¼ cups heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp chopped sage
  • 1/8 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tbsp butter, cut into small cubes plus more for the dish
  • 2¼ lb (1kg) orange-fleshed sweet potatoes, thinly sliced

Instructions

10 in (25cm) oval ovenproof gratin dish

Prepare ahead

Cover and refrigerate the cooked gratin for up to 2 days; reheat before serving.

Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Whisk the cream, sage, and nutmeg together and season with salt and pepper. Butter an ovenproof gratin dish. Layer the sweet potatoes in the dish, pouring in the cream mixture as you go, and finishing with the cream.

Cover with aluminum foil and bake the for 1 hour, or until the gratin is completely tender when pierced in the center with the tip of a sharp knife.

Good with roast pork, ham, or turkey.

Variation:

Gruyére Gratin

Sprinkle with ½ cup shredded Gruyére cheese before baking. Serve with a crisp green salad to make a vegetarian meal.

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Easy and delicious, but rich for an everyday meal. Nice holiday dish for when there is a lot on the table, and everyone eats smaller portions of each.

We made this for Thanksgiving dinner. Not only is it super easy, but it is very delicious.

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