i call these gracies sweet potatoes, but i’m not really certain why. its really a sweet potato and sage gratin…but it doesn’t matter what you call them, they’re delicious.

recipe: gracies sweet potatoes (recipe courtesy of apartment therapy)

4 large sweet potatoes (about 2 1/2 pounds)
2 tbs butter
1 medium onion, sliced thin
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup fresh sage leaves, chopped
1 cup cream
1 tbs butter
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

1. heat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. peel and slice the potatoes into 1/2 inch slices.  toss the potato slices in a bowl with a touch of olive oil, salt and pepper. butter a 9 x 13 inch casserole dish.

2. heat the butter in a heavy skillet until caramelized, stirring frequently so as not to burn. when the onions are brown, add the garlic and cook until fragrant and golden. reserve 2 tbs of the chopped sage, and add the rest to the skillet along with the cream. cook until the cream is slightly reduced, and then remove from heat.

3. layer the potatoes in the casserole dish alternating with the onions – lifting them from the cream with a slotted spoon. pour the cream over the top and bake for 30 minutes until potatoes are barely fork tender, and remove from oven.

4. melt butter in a small skillet. add breadcrumbs and remaining sage and cook until toasted – mixing often. remove from heat and toss with the grated parmesan cheese. sprinkle over the top of the gratin and return to oven for about 15 minutes until brown and crispy.

5. eat and enjoy!

(unfortunately no photos were taken!)

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