using sweet and white potatoes together
I'm thinking of making some kind of gratin or casserole using the two together. Any suggestions? Thanks.
A favorite favorite of ours is from Sunset magazine years ago--
Roasted Red and Yellows
3 sweet potatoes or yams, scrub 'em, cut into chunks
2 pounds red thin-sknned potatoes, scrubbed and chunked
3 small to medium onions, skinned and quartered
3 TBS olive oil
salt and pepper
sherry, balsamic, cider, or ? vinegar --optional
Simply toss potatoes and onions in the olive oil, roast at 425F (shallow pan) until brown and tender. (About 1 hour) Season (sprinkle almost any vinegar on top if desired.) It all comes out sweet, and crispy on the outside, tender on the inside.
i use them together in scalloped potatoes. it seems like the sweet potato cooked a little faster than the white so i slice them a thicker. also its good together as potato pancakes or latkes.
I like them mashed together in a ratio of about 2 parts white potatoes to 1 part sweet with lots of roasted garlic. Also works well with winter squash.
Cook and mash them together with an assortment of spices. Here's a Spiced Mashed Potatoes I've made in the past:
2 large russet potatoes
2 large sweet potatoes
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 Tbsp honey
3/4 tsp salt, or more to taste
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg (or a couple of scrapes of freshly grated nutmeg)
Couple dashes cayenne pepper
Peel and cut russet potatoes into 2" chunks. Put into a pot of cold water and cook until potatoes are soft. Drain well. Meanwhile, peel and cut sweet potatoes into 2" chunks and steam for 20-30 minutes, or until soft. Combine with cooked russet potatoes.
Mash potatoes with a potato masher or a hand mixer until fluffy. Add butter and mix well. Add honey and spices and mix well to blend.