10.13.2009

Asiago Sweet Potatoes


I came across the most fabulous kitchen gadget a few months back. It’s called a mandoline. What, you've heard of it? Huh. Then I really wished you had told me about it sooner. This little $5 tool has transformed my life. That, and the citrus squeezer (what was I trying to do juicing lemons and limes with my bare hands?).

First, I went on a bit of a mandoline-slicing-caramelized-onion-kick. Then I was on to potatoes. Now, its onions AND potatoes. I know, things are getting crazy around here.

I’m gearing up for Halloween.


If you are sitting there mandolin-less, this dish is certainly doable with a sharp knife and a steady hand. After that, it’s some quick layering, and the oven finishes the work.

I don’t often make a dish over and over, but this is one of my Fall favorites and one that will be awarded a place at the Thanksgiving table this year. I think Tommy agrees, he’s on his third helping.



Asiago Sweet Potatoes
serves 4

4 T olive oil
2 T fresh thyme leaves
2 medium sweet potatoes (or 1 1/2 large), sliced thin
2 small onions, sliced thin
2 c grated Asiago cheese

Preheat oven to 400F. In a casserole dish, drizzle 2 T olive oil, and sprinkle 1 T thyme. Layer sweet potato slices, slightly overlapping, followed by onions. Sprinkle with a handful of Asiago. Repeat, layering sweet potatoes, onion, and Asiago, until no ingredients remain, about 5-7 layers total. Drizzle with 2 T olive oil and sprinkle with 1 T thyme.

Transfer to oven, and bake until potatoes are cooked through, and cheese is brown and bubbling, about 45 minutes.

16 comments:

Amanda Nicole said...

I love the simplicity of this dish, definitely putting the ingredients on the shopping list.

jacqueline said...

This looks yummie and easy to prepare. OH, i have not heard of mandolin. hehe Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

Thyme and asiago are an amazing combination - perfect for Thanksgiving! I have a mandolin but always forget to use it. It's a nice OXO one, but I don't know, I always have a hard time with it. Glad yours works better for you!

Dana said...

What kind of mandolin is $5? I bought one of those super expensive ones a couple of years ago and was so terrified of it, I never used it. I have one of those little ceramic ones but I've cut myself with it so I never use it. I think I'm doomed to life with a knife. Lovely dish by the way. :)

lisaiscooking said...

I don't think I've ever had asiago with sweet potatoes, but now I can't wait to try it!

fresh365 said...

Michelle & Dana- I have a cheap one from Target. Very sharp though!

Juliana said...

Oh! Love the way that you use the sweet potato...looks delicious with the asiago cheese.

Sprouted Kitchen said...

amazing! i have been doing research on new sweet potatoe recipes. I dont like all the maple sweet stuff, so cheese is the perfect savory friend. So simple and perfect.

Simply Life said...

wow, i am definitely keeping this recipe! Was does the new kitchen gadget look like? I'm feeling it might be needed in our kitchen :)

Nirvana said...

this dish is making me hungry - and its 1:30am here - not good :) loving your blog, this is my first visit and i'll be back!!

eatme_delicious said...

Ooo this looks absolutely amazing! Much better than the sweet potatoes with spices and sugar.

Cate O'Malley said...

I wouldn't have thought of combining cheese with sweet potatoes, but why the heck not? It's looks like the perfect tummy-warming combination!

Sarahc454 said...

Just made the recipe tonight and it was amazing - wow! I made a smaller batch (half the recipe) divided between 4 ramekins for portion control and it was perfect! I just used a knife and cut everything as thin as possible - it was no problem at all. Thanks for sharing such a yummy treat!

The Ordinary Vegetarian said...

...and I'll be sure to save enough sweet potatoes to make this beauty as well!

(Mandolin love!)

sabrina said...

This looks so good but I can't convince anyone in my house that squash and cheese go together. Maybe I'll make it and eat it all myself.

Nicole said...

hi!

i made these the other night and they were delicious! the asiago went perfectly with it. mmmm

thanks!