Sweet & Spicy Scalloped Sweet Spuds
December 10, 2016
Categories: Comfort Food, Side Dishes, Dairy, Vegetables, Onions, Sweet Potato/Yam, Mexican, Native American, Southwest, 5 Ingredients Or Less, Budget-Friendly, Easy/Beginner Cooking, Small Batch Cooking, Entertaining, Fall/Autumn, Sunday Dinner, Thanksgiving, Winter, Oven Bake, Gluten-Free, High Fiber, No Eggs, Vegetarian, Make it from scratch, Heavy Cream, Spicy, Kosher Dairy more
"A super easy potato dish. And, it's not your average 'sugary sweet' mashed sweet potatoes. Yes, they still are a bit 'sweet,' but, also have a nice kick to them as well. And, they are really simple to prepare; but, they do take a bit of time to bake - so, just plan ahead. And, a mandolin or a vegetable slicer, will really make this easy to put together."
- Serving Size: 1 (136.5 g)
- Calories 193.2
- Total Fat - 14.9 g
- Saturated Fat - 9.2 g
- Cholesterol - 54.8 mg
- Sodium - 23.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 13.2 g
- Dietary Fiber - 2.2 g
- Sugars - 1.7 g
- Protein - 3 g
- Calcium - 53.9 mg
- Iron - 2.5 mg
- Vitamin C - 12.2 mg
- Thiamin - 0 mg
Potatoes ... This is where a mandolin comes in handy. You can cut them by hand; but, a vegetable slicer or mandolin will save you so much time. Also, you really want the potatoes very thin and evenly cut.
Chipotles ... I use my mini food processor for this. When, I buy a can, I immediately puree them; and, put them in a small ziploc bag and freeze. Then, I can use as much as I want ... when I want. Simply slice off what you need. But, if you don't have a small food processor, just mash them up using the back of a knife and a fork. you will get a similar result. But, puree - if possible.
Cream ... Add the chipotles and syrup to the cream; and, mix until well combined.
Casserole ... I use a 9x9" casserole dish; but, you could also use a similar sized round dish as well. Butter the dish, or use a non-stick spray.
Add one layer of potatoes (over lapping a bit), a few onion rings; and, a pinch of both salt and pepper. Then, keep repeating until you have used all the potatoes and onions. I try NOT to have any onions on the top layer. Then, pour the chipotle/maple cream over the entire casserole. Cover tightly with foil.
Bake ... In a preheated oven, middle shelf, at 375 degrees, for 30 minutes. Then, uncover; and, continue to cook another 45-55 minutes. You want the potatoes - tender and golden brown. And, most of the cream will have reduced.
Serve and ENJOY! ... Let them rest, covered, a good 5-10 minutes before serving. They really go with just about any dish. Just a nice twist on the cheesy (au gratin); or, the basic scalloped potatoes.
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