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Scalloped Russet and Sweet Potato Gratin with Fresh Herbs

This is the perfect side dish for your Thanksgiving meal.  The recipe has been on my to do list since it appeared in Bon Appetit in 2008.  I just loved the idea of using two kinds of potatoes with Gruyère cheese.  It had to be a winner.  I’m not a fan of the sweet potato souffle which I think  belongs on the dessert table.  It is much too sweet as a side dish to my beautiful turkey and dressing. My pantry is overflowing with sweet potatoes from my CSA box. so I finally got around to making the dish.  I first tried it out on my book club and they loved it.  It has a hint of  sweetness, but the two types of potatoes definitely make this dish stand out!  Let’s not forget the fresh herbs, cream and butter that take the dish to the next level.  Oh, my goodness I can just make a meal out of this!

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Sweet Potato Casserole

Okay, don’t judge me on this.  I am not a fan of sweet potato casserole or souffle.  I am a lover of just plain sweet potatoes with butter and salt.  I just don’t like side dishes on the sweet side.  Sweet to me belongs in the dessert category.  You ask why did I make this sweet potato casserole?  Well, when bringing a dish for a get together and you ask, “What can I bring?”   Sweet Potato casserole was the answer. So I am making sweet potato casserole. 

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