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Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

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Amy does it again, bringing us beautiful step-by-step instructions for Scalloped Sweet Potatoes, submitted by Tasty Kitchen member quincyskeeper. Thank you, Amy! –PW

 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Scalloped Sweet Potatoes. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member quincyskeeper.

 
When I think of sweet potatoes, I think of the holidays—in particular, Thanksgiving. So when I stumbled across this recipe for Scalloped Sweet Potatoes, submitted by Tasty Kitchen member quincyskeeper, I thought it would make the perfect side dish for a holiday spread. Instead of waiting until Thanksgiving day to give it a go, I tested it on my willing family first.

Boy was I surprised. To begin with, I’m not usually a big sweet potato fan. I grew up with them being mashed to pieces and topped with marshmallows. But this recipe has changed my mind a bit. It’s a savory bite of goodness, and was perfect served alongside a nice steak and fresh crispy salad. Certainly not a recipe to save only for the holiday table.

Wanna give it a go? Well, alright then. Let’s get started.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Scalloped Sweet Potatoes. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member quincyskeeper.

You’ll need sweet potatoes, bacon, an onion, flour, salt, pepper, milk and parmesan cheese. All yummy stuff for sure. (Be sure to look for the link to the full recipe, including all ingredient measurements, preparation details, etcetera at the end of this post.)

Go ahead and preheat your oven to 325°F.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Scalloped Sweet Potatoes. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member quincyskeeper.

Begin by peeling the sweet potatoes and slicing them about 1/4″ thick.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Scalloped Sweet Potatoes. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member quincyskeeper.

Cook the sweet potatoes for about 5-10 minutes in boiling water.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Scalloped Sweet Potatoes. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member quincyskeeper.

While the sweet potatoes are boiling, fry the bacon until crispy.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Scalloped Sweet Potatoes. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member quincyskeeper.

When bacon is done, place it on a paper towel to cool. After it has cooled, crumble it up. No nibbling! The sweet potatoes need it. They need all that bacon goodness. You’ll see. And don’t clean out the pan you fried the bacon in. You’ll need that in a few.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Scalloped Sweet Potatoes. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member quincyskeeper.

The sweet potatoes should be ready now. Drain them and set aside.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Scalloped Sweet Potatoes. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member quincyskeeper.

If you haven’t already done so, dice the onion.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Scalloped Sweet Potatoes. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member quincyskeeper.

Add the onion to the bacon drippings.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Scalloped Sweet Potatoes. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member quincyskeeper.

Cook the onions until tender and yumilicious. One of the best aromas ever: sautéed onions. Yum.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Scalloped Sweet Potatoes. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member quincyskeeper.

Next, lower the heat, and add the flour to the onions.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Scalloped Sweet Potatoes. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member quincyskeeper.

Combine well. It’ll turn into a paste-like mixture.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Scalloped Sweet Potatoes. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member quincyskeeper.

Add the salt and pepper next.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Scalloped Sweet Potatoes. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member quincyskeeper.

In goes the milk.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Scalloped Sweet Potatoes. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member quincyskeeper.

Stir the milk in and cook, stirring occasionally until mixture thickens. It should have the consistency of gravy. Not too thick but not watery either.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Scalloped Sweet Potatoes. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member quincyskeeper.

Now begins the assembly of the dish. Layer the bottom of a 11×7″ baking dish with sweet potatoes.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Scalloped Sweet Potatoes. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member quincyskeeper.

Half of the crumbled bacon goes on next.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Scalloped Sweet Potatoes. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member quincyskeeper.

The yummy gravy mixture goes on now.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Scalloped Sweet Potatoes. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member quincyskeeper.

Spread out half of the gravy mixture.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Scalloped Sweet Potatoes. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member quincyskeeper.

After that, arrange a layer of the remaining sweet potatoes and the crumbled bacon. It’s all about the layering folks.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Scalloped Sweet Potatoes. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member quincyskeeper.

Next goes another layer of the rest of the gravy mixture.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Scalloped Sweet Potatoes. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member quincyskeeper.

Top everything off with the grated cheese.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Scalloped Sweet Potatoes. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member quincyskeeper.

Bake for about 20 minutes, plus another 2-5 minutes under the broiler to brown the cheese if desired.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Scalloped Sweet Potatoes. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member quincyskeeper.

Yum!

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Scalloped Sweet Potatoes. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member quincyskeeper.

This is a nice change of pace to the regular sweet potato casserole or sweet potato pie. Try it. I bet you’ll like it!

Thanks again to quincyskeeper for submitting this delicious recipe.

 
 

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These will change your mind about sweet potatoes forever.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Sweet Potatoes
  • 4 strips Bacon
  • 1 whole Onion, Chopped
  • 2-½ Tablespoons All-purpose Flour
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • ¼ teaspoons Black Pepper
  • 2 cups Reduced-fat Milk
  • 1-¼ cup Grated Parmesan Cheese

Preparation Instructions

Potluck tip: if prepared in advance, bake as directed, cover and refrigerate for up to one day. Reheat at 325 degrees for 15 minutes covered, then remove cover and continue heating until warm.

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Peel potatoes; cut into 1/4 inch slices. Place potatoes in a large pot of boiling water. Cook for 5-10 minutes or until just tender. Drain well and set aside.
2. Meanwhile, fry bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Drain on a paper towel, crumble and set aside.
3. Add chopped onion to bacon drippings and cook until tender. Stir in flour over low heat and cook to a paste. Add salt and pepper. Add milk and cook until mixture thickens slightly.
4. Arrange half of the sweet potatoes in the bottom of an 11×7 inch baking dish. Sprinkle on half of the crumbled bacon. Pour on half of the milk mixture. Arrange remaining potatoes, sprinkle with remaining bacon and pour the rest of the milk mixture over the top. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. If desired, brown cheese for 1-2 minutes under the broiler.

 
 
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Amy Johnson is a blogger who writes about food, travel, the home (both inside and out), and various observations and random musings about anything and everything. Visit her blog She Wears Many Hats for a dose of deliciousness, practicality, hilarity, or just plain fun. She lives in South Carolina with her husband and two children.

 

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KT on 11.19.2010

Any ideas on what to use instead of bacon? I want to make a vegetarian version. Thanks!

Erica on 11.15.2010

I made this and it was amazing!

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ImOnMyWay on 11.12.2010

Ohh, me lands, I wanna try these! Right now, please!

Cynthia Hood on 11.10.2010

Thanks for the recipe! I made this Tuesday evening, and I gotta tell ya, it is delicious! Everyone in my family loved it, and wants it again ASAP.

Kimberly C. on 11.5.2010

Sweet potatoes and yams are different. They are interchangeable, but they are not the same thing called different things in different states. In California, you can select either one at the grocery store.

I did actually make this recipe the other night and my review is that it was very yummy!