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Smoky Potato Gratin

Yield 6 to 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon mashed chipotle pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 medium-size sweet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium-size baking potato, peeled and thinly sliced

How to Make It

  1. Sprinkle garlic in bottom of a buttered 11- x 7-inch baking dish.

  2. Whisk together whipping cream and next 6 ingredients.

  3. Layer half of potato slices over garlic; top with half of cream mixture. Repeat procedure with remaining potato slices and cream mixture.

  4. Bake, covered, at 350° for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake 30 more minutes or until gratin is golden brown. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.

  5. Note: For testing purposes, we used canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. They may be found in the ethnic section of the grocery store.