Country Skillet Fried Sweet Potatoes

Fried Sweet Potatoes


Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 33 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
209 Calories
10g Fat
29g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 209
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 440mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Protein 3g
Calcium 49mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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 additional color.


  • 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

Steps 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.