Sweet Potato Gratin with Caramelized Onions

Sweet Potato Gratin with Caramelized Onions
Photo by Scott Phillips


  • ½ tsp. kosher salt; more to taste
  • 2 Tbs. fresh breadcrumbs
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper, more to taste
  • 4 lb. sweet potatoes (about 5 medium)
  • 2 oz. (4 Tbs.) unsalted butter; more for the baking dish
  • 2 lb. yellow onions, thinly sliced (about 6 cups)
  • + 5 more ingredients
    • 1 cup (4 oz.) pecan halves, toasted
    • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
    • ½ Tbs. freshly grated orange zest (from 1 orange)
    • 2 Tbs. freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
    • 1/8 tsp. cayenne

Heat the butter in a heavy-based 12-inch skillet over medium heat until it begins to foam. Add the onions, reduce the heat to medium low, and cook slowly, stirring occasionally, until the onions are soft and nicely browned, 30 to 40 minutes. Season with the 1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper. Remove f...

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