Scalloped KumaraPrint this recipe
This no fuss kumara bake makes a nice alternative to the usual scalloped potatoes.
Submitted by Jill
3 large kumara, any variety, peeled and cut into 1cm slices
3 tbsp butter
2 tbsp flour
1 onion, diced
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 rashers bacon, pre cooked and diced
salt and pepper
1/4 tsp each nutmeg
1/4 tsp paprika
2 cups milk
1 cup cheese, grated
In a saucepan, melt the butter and saute the onions and garlic over a medium heat until onions are soft. Stir in the flour, bacon, salt, pepper, nutmeg and paprika. Gradually add milk allowing the sauce to thicken between each addition. When thick add cheese and stir well. Layer the kumara in a greased baking dish, and cover with the sauce. Sprinkle with parsley, some more nutmeg and paprika, and grated cheese.
Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 40 minutes. When the kumara is cooked through, turn the oven up to its highest temperature and switch to grill – grill the dish for a few minutes, until the top is golden brown.
Serve with your main.