Sweet Potato Gratin

Sweet Potato Gratin

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Serves 2
Preparation time – 10 minutes
Cooking time – 50 minutes

A creamy side dish or a stand-alone lunch dish – for vegetarians just omit the bacon.

Many thanks to Christine for this wonderful recipe.




500 g/ 1 lb 2 oz sweet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced 75 g bacon lardons 3 tbsps olive oil 1 onion, sliced 1 garlic clove, chopped 125 ml/4 fl oz double cream 1 tbsp coriander, chopped, plus extra for serving 2 tbsps Parmesan cheese, grated Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 190’C/ 170’C Fan/ 375’F/ Gas 5.
  2. Heat a frying pan on a medium heat, add the bacon lardons and fry until golden. Add 1 tbsp oil and then add the sliced onions. Fry gently until softened.
  3. In a large bowl, toss the bacon and onions with the sliced sweet potatoes, 2 tbsps olive oil, chopped garlic, cream, chopped coriander and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Transfer to a baking dish, sprinkle with the grated Parmesan, cover with foil and cook for 20 minutes.
  5. Remove foil and cook for a further 30 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and sprinkle with extra coriander

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