I have a small love for sweet potatoes and pan fried sweet potatoes are exactly what I love. I love them maybe a bit differently than you might think. I HATE sweet potatoes on Thanksgiving. Crazy, I know. I don’t understand why people think you should put marshmallows on sweet potatoes. Just because they have the word sweet in their name doesn’t make them a dessert. 😉 Marshmallows are meant for chocolate or to make Rice Krispie Treats. 😉
I have a different love of Sweet potatoes. I like them savory – I love them salty. If my family didn’t complain, we would eat them every night. They are good for you and if you cook them just right… they are fabulous!
My favorite way to cook sweet potatoes is to pan fry them. You don’t have to use much oil, but when you mix them with regular potatoes, you get a party in that pan. If your family isn’t a fan of sweet potatoes, then you should really try this recipe… you just might change their mind. The potatoes mixed with the sweet potatoes is the perfect combination.
Try this easy 20 minute side dish - Pan-Fried Sweet Potatoes and Potatoes is a healthier version of the normal pan fried potatoes.
- 2 Sweet potatoes - peeled and diced
- 2 regular russet poatoes - peeled and diced
- 1/2 onion chopped (ptional)
- Salt and pepper
- a little bit of oil - about a table spoon
In a large skillet (with a lid), drizzle in the oil. I normally use vegetable oil. You don't need much.
Heat the pan over medium-high heat.
Add in the diced potatoes and stir.
Reduce heat to medium heat and cover with the lid.
Allow it to cook about 10 minutes (stirring frequently).
Then add in the onions. Return the lid and cook another 10 minutes.
You want them to get nice and brown.
If your family isn’t a fan of sweet potatoes, then you should really try this recipe… you just might change their mind. The potatoes mixed with the sweet potatoes is the perfect combination.
I know you will love this fun and easy recipe. Make sure you add it to your menu next week.
In the meantime, you might want to try these other delicious side dish recipes: