Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Sweet Potato Gratine

This dish is a savory decadence: sweet potatoes baked to golden brown perfection in heavy cream infused with nutmeg, garlic, and bay leaf. So grab your apron, crank up the oven, and get into the kitchen to make this deliciously "sweet" potato recipe.

Here are the ingredients you will need:
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 garlic clove, smashed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Pour the milk and cream into a small pot or saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Once the mixture starts to simmer add the garlic, nutmeg, and bay leaf. Turn off the heat and allow the flavors to seep into the liquid. When everything has cooled, remove the bay leaf and garlic clove. Start layering the sweet potato slices into a casserole dish, making sure to season each layer with a pinch of salt and pepper. Pour the infused cream over the potatoes and cover the dish with aluminum foil. Place in a preheated 375 degree oven and bake covered for 15 minutes. Remove the foil and cook for another 15 minutes, until the potatoes are soft, the cream has thickened and a nice golden-brown color has developed on the top of the gratine. Remove and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.


  1. I wish I read this recipe before I made baked yam fries for tonight's dinner. I have a few more yams to get rid of so I think I'll make this soon. Any suggestions if I don't have cream?

  2. Maybe you could use milk and butter?

  3. Great recipe, we love sweet potatoes and sure love scalloped potatoes, what a wonderful idea to have them both. Very nice, can't wait to try.

  4. I've been wanting to make a sweet potato graitn for along time. Love!

  5. That looks fabulous--a great twist that would make me feel fine about the cream!