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Sweet Potatoes Au Gratin

I have layered white potatoes with the sweet potatoes for a variation of this same dish.

1 cup milk
1 pint (2 cups) heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 pounds sweet potatoes (about 12 sweet potatoes, depending on size), peeled and sliced thin with a sharp knife, processor or mandolin
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves

•    2 tablespoons butter, cut into chunks, plus more for baking dish
•    1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
•    1/4 cup grated Cheddar


In a large saucepan combine milk, cream, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, and pepper. Gently fold in sweet potatoes. Bring to a simmer and allow sauce to thicken.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Butter a 3-quart baking dish. Combine the bread crumbs, butter and Cheddar to make the gratin topping. Transfer the potato mixture to the baking dish and sprinkle with the gratin topping. Bake until the potatoes are cooked through, about 35 to 45 minutes.

Serve in the baking dish, garnished with chopped parsley.

from:  The Food Network

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