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Sweet And Russet Potatoes Gratin With Sour Cherry Stuffing

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Spread a mix of 2 large mashed russet potatoes, 1 lemon, grated ginger, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 2 tbsp oilve oil, and salt in a dish. Overlay sauteed mix of 1 red onion, 1 cup dried sour cherries, 1/2 cup walnuts, 1/2 tsp chili powder, 4 cloves garlic, and salt. Top it with a mix of 2 mashed sweet potatoes, zest of 1 orange, 1/4 cup orange juice, grated ginger, and salt. Bake in oven and top with 1/2 tsp sumac.

If you cannot decide between sweet or savory potatoes for your next dinner, then I would recommend this dish is for you. These baked mashed potatoes combine sweet, savory, and sour flavors into a unique dish.

Savory Potato Gratin With Sour Cherry Stuffing [Recipe]

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 large russet potatoes
  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup dried sour cherries
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 4 cloves garlic, mashed
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp Mediterranean Sumac
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Zest of one orange
  • Fresh ginger
  • Salt to taste

Directions

Step I

  • Peel russet potatoes, cut in halves and then place in a heavy pot.
  • Cover with water and season with salt and turmeric.
  • Bring to boil and simmer until the potatoes are soft and ready to be mashed.
  • Place the cooked potatoes in a bowl. Save the cooking liquid.
  • Mash the potatoes, add lemon zest, lemon juice, grated fresh ginger, 2 tablespoons olive oil and salt.
  • Add little of the cooking liquid if the potatoes are a little dry.
  • Spread the mashed potatoes at the bottom of the baking dish.

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Step II

To Make The Stuffing

  • Saute onions in rest of the olive oil until transparent.
  • Add the sour cherry, the crushed walnuts, the chili pepper, the garlic and salt.
  • Spoon this stuffing over the mashed potatoes.

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Step III

  • Now, boil the sweet potatoes in water until they are soft.
  • Remove from the water, drain the water, peel the sweet potatoes and place them in a bowl.
  • Mash the potatoes, add the orange zest, the orange juice, freshly grated ginger, and salt.
  • Spread the mashed sweet potatoes over the cherry stuffing.

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Step IV

  • Bake the mashed potatoes in the oven, take out of the oven, sprinkle with sumac and serve.

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Sanaa Abourezk

Sanaa Abourezk is a Gourmet Chef, Restauranteur, Author, Nutritionist, Blogger Passionate about the art of cooking and teaching cool recipes. Sanaa owns and operates a popular Middle Eastern Restaurant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Engineering and a Masters degree in Nutrition. She attended cooking school in Florence, Italy, as well as the Cordon Bleu Baking School in Paris, France. She has worked as a nutrition adviser for the South Dakota Department of Health, where she advised clients on nutrition, cooking, and healthy eating. A talented creator of healthy and delicious recipes, she has published three cookbook: Secrets of Healthy Middle Eastern Cuisine, Oh Boy, I Can’t Believe it’s Soy!, and Gluten Free Mediterranean.

Sanaa Abourezk

Sanaa Abourezk is a Gourmet Chef, Restauranteur, Author, Nutritionist, Blogger Passionate about the art of cooking and teaching cool recipes. Sanaa owns and operates a popular Middle Eastern Restaurant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Engineering and a Masters degree in Nutrition. She attended cooking school in Florence, Italy, as well as the Cordon Bleu Baking School in Paris, France. She has worked as a nutrition adviser for the South Dakota Department of Health, where she advised clients on nutrition, cooking, and healthy eating. A talented creator of healthy and delicious recipes, she has published three cookbook: Secrets of Healthy Middle Eastern Cuisine, Oh Boy, I Can’t Believe it’s Soy!, and Gluten Free Mediterranean.

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