Here is another hassle-free appetizer that's perfect for dinner parties and is also fitting as a quick dinner or as a pack-ahead lunch. You can use cheddar, gruyere, or really any cheese that you're in the mood for. I like to top it all off with a healthy sprinkle of chives to balance out the richness of the cream, pancetta, and the cheese. You can make these ahead of time and reheat for about 20 minutes at 200F until warmed through!
Gratin is a cooking technique in which a brown crust is formed at the top of a dish, and usually implies that the topping is made with cheese, butter, and/or breadcrumbs. This recipe is unique in that the sweet potatoes are not baked in a typical baking dish but rather cut thin and stacked into muffin tins; the key to this dish is choosing sweet potatoes that are long and skinny-- this way you don't have to trim them in order to stack them into the muffin tins. When you're stacking the sweet potato slices, they do not have to be exactly the same in their size, but try to stack similarly-sized ones together to make for more visually appealing gratins.Read More