Sweet Potato Gratin

Time to find different ways to serve potatoes of any kind, and this is a pretty good way to do it.


  • 2 tsp. butter
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 large eggs
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
  • 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced in 1/2 inch rounds
  • 1/2 small red onion, peeled and sliced in 1/8 inch rounds (if you must..) just kidding!
  • freshly grated asiago cheese for garnish

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Brush 4 ramekins with butter and set aside.

Whisk together the eggs, cream, salt,  pepper and nutmeg in a bowl. Add the potatoes and onion slices and toss to coat.

Using clean hands, arrange alternately the potato and onion slices and pack them tightly. Pour the cream mixture over them, filling the ramekins 3/4 full. Sprinke the tops with grated asiago cheese.

Place the ramekins on a parchment lined cooking sheet and bake until tender and starting to brown (about 45-50 minute).

Remove from the oven, set on a rack to cool for 5 minutes and then serve. You should serve the ramekin on a plate and add whatever the meat and vegetable you are preparing.

Always remember to make the plate look attractive as we eat with the eyes first, then the food.

Without further ado, pour a glass of wine, pat yourself on the back and remember to repeat…damn I did this. Everyone will think you are an absolute genius.


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