Grated Sweet Potatoes with Honey and Orange

(American Favorites)

 

4 pounds sweet potatoes

  teaspoon ground ginger

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for the baking dish

2 teaspoons grated orange zest

cup fresh orange juice

teaspoon salt, plus more if needed

cup half and half

3 tablespoons honey

4 tablespoons light brown sugar

1 1-inch wide long strip of orange, twisted         to form a curl

1 teaspoons ground coriander

several sprigs parsley

 

Preheat oven to 375F. 

 

Peel sweet potatoes and coarsely grate.  Set aside.

 

Butter a large oven-to-table baking dish; set aside.

 

Combine 3 tablespoons butter, orange juice, half and half, brown sugar, coriander, ginger, orange zest and teaspoon salt in a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat. 

Bring to a boil, stirring constantly to blend.  Remove from heat and add sweet potatoes. 

 

Mix well with a spoon.  Taste, and if desired, add more salt.  Spread sweet-potato mixture in a baking dish.  Cover with a sheet of aluminum foil.

 

Bake for 25 minutes; remove foil and stir potatoes well.  Bake, uncovered, for 25 minutes more.  Sweet potatoes can be made 1 day ahead to this point; cool, cover and refrigerate.  When ready to continue, reheat in a preheated 375F. oven until hot, about 15 minutes.)

 

Drizzle with honey and bake, uncovered, for 10 minutes more.  Remove from oven and garnish.