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Sweet Potato Gratin

I was gifted some ham for Christmas. It's a little saltier than I'd like so I thought using it in a scalloped potato dish would be great, then I spied the sweet potatoes on the counter...Yes!!! sweet potato gratin. 

 

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Add a little tarragon, onion, gruyere and heavy cream. Yummylicious

Let's get cooking

 

 

 

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Along with the ham you'll need heavy cream, onion, garlic, butter, sweet potatoes, orange zest, tarragon, nutmeg, and pepper. 

See my new spice drawers, a Christmas gift from my daughter and family. I love it so you will be seeing it a lot. ;-)

 

 

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In a small sauce pan heat the heavy cream with some

 

 

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tarragon

 

 

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and smashed garlic. 

I forgot about the zest but my intention was to add it to the cream. 

 

While the cream is heating up, 

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slice the sweet potatoes and onion. 

 

Love my Kitchenaid slicer attachment, the potatoes just fly out of the chute. 

 

 

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In a buttered casserole dish, place a layer of potatoes topped with some diced ham and sliced onion. 

 

 

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Sprinkle on some cheese. 

I used Gruyere. Use what ever cheese you prefer but I think it made the dish. 

 

 

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Now pour some cream over the layers. 

I removed the smashed garlic clove before pouring on the cream. 

 

 

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Add another layer of potatoes, ham, onion and cheese. 

 

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Here's where I added a lot of freshly ground black pepper

 

 

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and dollops of butter

 

 

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and more heavy cream. 

 

 

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End with a top layer of potatoes. 

 

Put into a 375*F oven for 45 minutes or until hot, bubbly and the potatoes are cooked through. 

 

 

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Top with more cheese and place under the broiler 

 

 

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until the cheese is melted and browned. 

 

I'm very happy with how this turned out. The richness of the cheese and the sweet potatoes work very well together. I didn't add any salt as the ham was salty to begin with. 

Here's my recipe. 

 

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Sweet Potato Gratin

cheese/eggs

2 cups heavy cream

1 tsp. dried tarragon

1 clove garlic; peeled and smashed

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg 

butter

2 pounds sweet potato; peeled sliced

2 cups diced ham

1 small onion; thinly sliced

1 1/2 cups grated Greuyere cheese 

freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

In a saucepan, heat up the cream with the tarragon, garlic and nutmeg.

While cream is heating up, butter a casserole dish. Place a layer of sweet potato topped with some diced ham, sliced onion and cheese.  

Remove cream from heat, remove the smashed garlic clove, then pour a little over the potatoes.

Make 1 more layer ending with the sweet potatoes on top. 

Bake, uncovered, for 45 minutes.

Sprinkle some more Greuyere and broil until cheese browns, about 5 minutes.
Notes:  kokoscornerblog.com

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And that's that 

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