Curried Sweet Potato Gratin

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 15 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

Ingredients

4
cups heavy cream (1 quart)
2
tablespoons Madras curry powder
1/4
teaspoon ground turmeric
1
bay leaf
2
cloves garlic
1/2
cup fresh finely chopped cilantro
2 1/2
lb sweet potatoes, peeled and cut about 1/2-inch thick (8 cups)
2
egg whites
2
cups shredded Parmesan cheese
1
cup ground bread crumbs
1
teaspoon kosher salt and cracked black pepper

Directions

Directions

  • 1 Heat the oven to 375°F. Butter a 13 x 9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish.
  • 2 In medium saucepan, combine cream, curry powder, turmeric, bay leaf, and garlic bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let the flavors steep for 1/2 hour. Strain the bay leaf and garlic from the cream. Add the cilantro into the cream.
  • 3 Whip the egg whites to stiff peaks. Add sweet potatoe slices and salt and pepper. Toss to coat potatoe slices with egg whites.
  • 4 Lay a layer of the sweet potatoes to cover bottom of baking dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Repeat layering until all potatoe slices and Parmesean cheese is used. Pour the flavored cream evenly over the potatoes. Cover with foil.
  • 5 Bake about 1 hour, until cream is bubbly. Remove foil. Sprinkle with bread crumbs and bake an additional 15 minutes.

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Tips

Expert Tips

- Potatoes should be sliced to 1/2” thickness. - Recommend baking in a 9x13-inch baking dish. - Spray foil with cooking spray before placing on top of dish, to eliminate cheese/potatoes sticking to foil. - Steeping – “ to soak dry ingredients such as spices, tea, etc. in liquid (usually hot) until the flavor is infused into the liquid.” (Food Lover’s Companion – Herbst and Herbst) - Turmeric is often added to curry dishes because of its pungent flavor and intense yellow/orange color. - Madras Curry Powder – “Widely used in Indian cooking. Madras is the “hotter” version of curry powder; which is a pulverized blend of up to 20 spices, herbs and seeds.” (Food Lover’s Companion – Herbst and Herbst)

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Servings
Calories
630
Calories from Fat
410
% Daily Value
Total Fat
45g
70%
Saturated Fat
28g
140%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
150mg
51%
Sodium
940mg
39%
Total Carbohydrate
37g
12%
Dietary Fiber
4g
19%
Sugars
12g
Protein
17g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
430%
430%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
50%
50%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 6 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.