Recipe Courtesy of Curtis Aikens, Food Network
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 1 hr 0 min
Serves: 4 servings
Sarah’s note: This has become a Thanksgiving staple at our table. A marvelous alternative to giving sweet potatoes the sugar treatment. Spice and cheese mixture is also great mixed in to microwaved and mashed sweet potatoes.
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, or more if needed
2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut in paper-thin rounds
1/3 cup Parmesan, grated
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
Salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Brush 1 tablespoon melted butter on bottom and sides of 8-inch cake pan.
Layer the potato slices in concentric circles on bottom of pan. Brush with melted butter. In a small bowl combine the Parmesan with cumin and cayenne. Sprinkle 1/4 of the mixture on top of the potatoes, then season with salt and pepper. Repeat layering 3 times, topping with cheese.
Cover the pan with foil. Bake 45 minutes, then uncover and bake 15 to 20 minutes more. Invert onto a platter and serve in wedges.