Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sweet Potato Gratin

I think that Bobby Flay is pretty amazing and am consistently impressed by his use of ingredients and incredible flavor combinations. I've made quite a few of his recipes, including this Spice Rub, and look forward to one day dining at one of his Mesa Grill locations. While most of his recipes tend to be a little more involved, although totally worth the effort, this recipe combines just three ingredients and produces a flavorful, satisfying dish.

A perfect post workout chaser or indulgent side-dish, Bobby Flay's Sweet Potato Gratin is made Paleo-friendly like this:

Sweet Potato Gratin
Serves 4-6

2 cups coconut milk (I only use regular, full fat)
1 tablespoon chipotle pepper puree (pureed chipotles in adobo)
4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced (1/8-inch thick) on a mandoline (or with a sharp knife)
Salt and freshly ground pepper

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Whisk together coconut milk and chipotle puree until smooth. 
3. In a 10 x 10 x 2-inch casserole, arrange the potatoes in an even layer on the bottom of the casserole, drizzle with 3 tablespoons of the coconut milk mixture and season with salt and pepper. Repeat with the remaining potatoes, coconut milk, and salt and pepper to form 8-10 layers. Press down on the layers to totally submerge in the cream mixture.
4. Cover and bake for 30 minutes, remove cover and continue baking for 30-45 minutes, or until the coconut milk has been absorbed and the potatoes are cooked through and the top is browned.

*Chipotle peppers (smoked jalapenos) in adobo sauce contain small amounts of vinegar and sugar. For a similar smokiness, without the vinager and sugar, try substituting 1 T. ancho chile powder. I love these peppers and feel that the tablespoon of puree used in this dish is okay for me.


john, julia, and annie said...

YUM! Want to try these sweet potatoes! Can't wait to see you SO soon!! ~Julia

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