….Sweet potato bake.

Sweet potato bake – the perfect sweet and savoury combination.

If there is one think I missed when we first started with low carb, it must be potato bake. Traditional potato bake can be a meal on its own or perfect for a braai or any other occasion or celebration. We use to take the easy way out and buy the potato bake pre-mix (loaded with sugar, soya and gluten), added the potatoes and done.

It took me some time to try to recreate this favourite as I was a bit skeptical about how my all time favourite can be replaced. I am so glad I did, as this has become a new family favourite and even top our freezer meal list.

Essentially, you make sweet potato bake the same way you would make a potato bake. Just replace the potato with your favourite variety of sweet potato. Until about 2 years ago I didn’t know you get different “coloured” sweet potato – especially in South Africa. 

Making this dish is really easy and delicious. You can add as many different flavours to your bake as you like – but just remember sweet potato is naturally much sweeter than regular potatoes and the dish with have a sweet/savoury flavor. Some of our favourite additions include: mushrooms, bacon, jalapeños, onions, feta, spinach and even green pepper.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 – 4 Sweet potatoes (Medium)
  • 1 Onion (Finely diced)
  • Bacon (Diced)
  • Mushrooms (Sliced)
  • 200 ml Cream
  • 1 Egg
  • Italian Herbs
  • ½ Cup Grated Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

METHOD

  • Pre-heat oven to 160C.
  • Grease a ovenproof dish generously with butter. Thinly slice the sweet potato and layer it with diced onions/mushrooms/bacon/feta/spinach/etc. Season each layer with herbs and salt and pepper.
  • Mix the cream and egg together and pour over sweet potatoes. Bake for 45 minutes until tender and sprinkle with cheese. Grill for 5 minutes until melted and golden brown.

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As I mentioned, this is a perfect dish to make ahead and keep ready in the freezer. You can heat it up, add the cheese and within 10 minutes you have a delicious meal or side dish.

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