Potato and Yam Augratin

  • Yield: 12 to 15 servings


1teaspoon butter
3/4cup whipping cream
3/4teaspoon salt
3/4teaspoon white pepper
dash nutmeg (fresh best)
1pound potatoes
1pound yams (same as sweet potatoes)
1/3cup fresh chives
1/2 to 1cup fresh Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.  Butter 9×13 baing dish.  In a bowl, mix cream, salt, pepper and nutmeg. 
  2. Peel potatoes and yams, slice very thin (processor does well).
  3. Place potatoes in ice water to avoid discoloring.  Dry potatoes.
  4. To assemble:  Layer potatoes (overlap), layer yams (overlap), drizzle cream mixture, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, repeat.  Top with cheese.
  5. Cover with foil.  Cook 35 minutes then remove foil and cook 35 to 40 minutes more.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Fabulous Five Inc.’s Always Enough Thyme (Fabulous Five, Inc., 2001).