Country Fried Sweet Potatoes

fried sweet potatoes
  • 33 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins,
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: Serves 6

These fried sweet potatoes make a tasty breakfast side dish. Or make the recipe and serve it as a side dish with dinner. They go well with steaks, ham, pork, and burgers. All you need is a skillet, sweet potatoes, and onion, and some basic seasonings. Feel free to omit the onion, or add some green bell pepper to the dish for extra color.

What You'll Need

  • 2 sweet potatoes (about 4 cups sliced)
  • 1 medium onion
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil (or bacon drippings, or a combination)
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

How to Make It

  1. Peel and slice the sweet potatoes or cut them into small cubes. Peel the onion and cut it in half lengthwise. Slice the onion thinly. 
  2. Heat the vegetable oil or drippings in a large heavy skillet over medium heat.
  3. When the oil is hot and shimmering, add the sweet potatoes, onion, salt, and pepper.
  4. Cover and cook until lightly browned, about 10 minutes.
  5. Uncover and cook for about 20 minutes longer, turning several times, until evenly browned and tender.


    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 209
    Total Fat 10 g
    Saturated Fat 1 g
    Unsaturated Fat 6 g
    Cholesterol 0 mg
    Sodium 440 mg
    Carbohydrates 29 g
    Dietary Fiber 4 g
    Protein 3 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)