Sweet Potato Gratin

, from Issue #61. September, 2015
Photography by Manja Wachsmuth.
Sweet Potato Gratin

The rich orange flesh of the Beauregard kumara pairs beautifully with warm ginger and sweet spices.

Serves: 4–6


1 kilogram orange kumara, peeled, cut into large chunks
small knob butter
cup sour cream
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
¼ teaspoon each ground cinnamon and nutmeg
sea salt and ground pepper
2 tablespoons cream


Preheat the grill.

Cook the kumara in a saucepan of boiling salted water until tender. Drain then return to saucepan and place over a low heat to drive off excess moisture. 

Add the butter, sour cream, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg and mash until smooth. Season well then transfer to an ovenproof serving dish. Pour over the cream and place under the grill until lightly golden.