Rich Sweet Potato Melt

Rich Sweet Potato Melt

This is too good to have as a side dish. It needs to take centre stage. The cooking time is long but the prep is not. Its a big recipe, so either halve it or keep some for later in the week!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Servings 6


  • 1 kg sweet potatoes smallish ones lay in the dish more easily
  • 25 g butter
  • 100 g red onions white would work too
  • 300 ml creme fraiche Dairy free-The coconut collaborative yoghurt
  • 300 ml double cream Dairy free-coconut cream (250ml pot is enough)
  • 1 tsp garum masala
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • salt and pepper


  • Pre heat the oven to 160 fan, 180 electric or Gas 4.
  • Peel the sweet potatoes and slice into 1 cm thick slices. Discard the ends.
  • In a large bowl place the sweet potato slices and onion.
  • Put all the other ingredients into a small bowl and stir well to combine.
  • Pour over the sweet potatoes and onions and mix to cover them.
  • Pour into a buttered oven proof dish.
  • Bake for at least an hour until the potatoes are soft and the top is caramelised. Serve with a lightly dressed watercress salad.

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