Pan Fried Sweet Potatoes

Pan Fried Sweet Potatoes

Tim always grows lots of sweet potatoes!  We make bread, pie and bake sweet potato fries.  I find that baked fries are a little difficult to bake evenly.  There is a such a short time between when they are done, and when they are black on the ends.  Recently we have been pan frying them, and they are quick and delicious!

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Peel and slice the potatoes into 1/8″ slices.  I like using about 4 tablespoons of butter, but oil would also work.  Heat the butter until bubbly, then add the potato slices.  Cover for about 5 minutes, then flip the potatoes over.  Cover again for about 5 minutes, then flip the potatoes again.  Repeat.  It doesn’t take very long before they are soft.  I finish them up, making sure they are a little browned on each side – Yum!

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  1. Lisa, My Mom made the most incredible candied sweet potatoes using a similar method that you show. She peeled and sliced the sweet potatoes, put them in an iron skillet and poured over a scoop(1/3 to I/2 cup) of white sugar and added 2-3 tablespoons of water. She turned the stove top (gas) burner on low to allow the syrup and moisture from the potatoes and small amount of water to heat and form the syrup. Then she would turn the heat up to low or med. low. Keep them covered and stir frequently and turning with a spatula. No they are not low calorie but once in a while–why not.
    She also fried them in an iron skillet. After thin slicing, she would roll in white sugar and on low heat would fry the sweet potatoes slices until tender. Never any left! Now I’m hungry!!!


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