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Sweet Potatoes Au Gratin

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Father’s Day dinner is a big deal in our family. This year, I decided to try something different, something new. Our menu usually includes boiled shrimp, grilled chicken, sautéed veggies (a mixture of zucchini, onions, mushrooms, eggplant, and julienne baby carrots). All of this is pretty old-hat for us. The one dish on the table new this year will be Sweet-Potatoes Au Gratin. Before sharing this with the family, I tried it out and it was so, so good.

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Ingredients for Sweet Potatoes Au Gratin

  • 1 package frozen Sweet Potato Fries (I prefer Alexia brand because they are so high quality and versatile)
  • 3 tablespoons butter or cooking oil
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 teaspoon parsley flakes

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Preparing Your Sweet Potatoes Au Gratin

  1. Preheat your oven and heat the frozen sweet potato fries according to the package directions. Cook them for about half the time (my package said to cook for 20-22 minutes, so I cooked them for 12 minutes). While the sweet potato fries are in the oven, prepare your cream sauce.
  2. In a small skillet or saucepan, heat the butter or cooking oil over medium heat.
  3. After the butter is melted (or the cooking oil is hot), add the flour and stir until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  4. Combine the heavy cream and water in a mixing cup, then slowly (and carefully) pour into the butter and flour mixture, stirring constantly. Continue cooking over medium heat and stirring, until the mixture begins to thicken. If it doesn’t thicken within a few minutes, increase the heat a little.
  5. When the sweet potato fries have cooked half way, remove from the oven. Put a layer of the potatoes in a pie plate and ladle a half cup of the cream sauce over them. Sprinkle 1/4 of the cheddar and Swiss cheeses over the cream sauce. Add more potatoes, sauce, and cheese, ending with the cheese on top.
  6. Sprinkle the parsley flakes over the cheese, and put the dish back into the oven. Bake for the time remaining on the package directions.

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This is a truly scrumptious dish. The Alexia Sweet Potato Fries have a sweet and savory flavor that is enhanced by the cream sauce and mixture of cheddar and Swiss cheeses. Not your same-old same-old side.

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Sweet Potatoes Au Gratin

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Father’s Day dinner is a big deal in our family. This year, I decided to try something different, something new. Our menu usually includes boiled shrimp, grilled chicken, sautéed veggies (a mixture of zucchini, onions, mushrooms, eggplant, and julienne baby carrots). All of this is pretty old-hat for us. The one dish on the table new this year will be Sweet Potatoes Au Gratin. Before sharing this with the family, I tried it out and it was so, so good.

Ingredients

  • 1 package frozen Sweet Potato Fries (I prefer Alexia brand)
  • 3 tablespoons butter or cooking oil
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 teaspoon parsley flakes

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven and heat the frozen sweet potato fries according to the package directions. Cook them for about half the time (my package said to cook for 20-22 minutes, so I cooked them for 12 minutes). While the sweet potato fries are in the oven, prepare your cream sauce.
  2. In a small skillet or saucepan, heat the butter or cooking oil over medium heat.
  3. After the butter is melted (or the cooking oil is hot), add the flour and stir until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  4. Combine the heavy cream and water in a mixing cup, then slowly (and carefully) pour into the butter and flour mixture, stirring constantly. Continue cooking over medium heat and stirring, until the mixture begins to thicken. If it doesn’t thicken within a few minutes, increase the heat a little.
  5. When the sweet potato fries have cooked half way, remove from the oven. Put a layer of the potatoes in a pie plate and ladle a half cup of the cream sauce over them. Sprinkle 1/4 of the Cheddar and Swiss cheeses over the cream sauce. Add more potatoes, sauce, and cheese, ending with the cheese on top.
  6. Sprinkle the parsley flakes over the cheese, and put the dish back into the oven. Bake for the time remaining on the package directions.

 

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I get my selection of Alexia brand sweet potato fries, rosemary potato wedges and onion rings at Wal-Mart. I always check their pages on Facebook or Pinterest for creative recipe ideas to mix-up my all-natural fry and onion ring experience.

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