pan fried sweet potatoes

Pan Fried Sweet Potatoes

I was looking at my last sweet potato.  There it sat, without an idea in the world.  I was hungry for something a little different.  Many people think sweet potatoes are a boring vegetable, but they really are quite versatile.  So, I got to thinking.  Bingo!  Diced and Pan Fried Sweet Potatoes!  So simple, yet nutritious and comforting, so I got to work.

First thing I grabbed was my cast iron skillet.  Love that thing!  I put it on the stove over medium heat to preheat it.  It was preheating while I scrubbed, trimmed and diced my sweet potato.

I added 1 Tbsp of Avacado oil (you can use whatever oil you like) and 1 T butter to my hot pan.  Swirled it around a bit.  Once the oil was hot, I carefully added the sweet potatoes.  I covered them for the first 5 minutes or so, then tossed them around and finished them without the lid until they were soft and golden brown.

This is how awesome the looked…

pan fried sweet potatoes

I Love how food browns so nicely in my cast iron.  You can check out my info on caring for cast iron here.  There are so many options to choose from when selecting cast iron, you can find any size that fits your needs here.



2 thoughts on “Pan Fried Sweet Potatoes”

  1. This looks amazing and quick. With allergies it is a good safe food to eat. I just have 2 questions. the first, i have never seen lids for cast iron, what do you recommend using to cover the potatoes?? My other question is, do you have any tips on cleaning a cast iron skillet that I purchased at a garage sale?? It’s not in the best shape and a little rusty, but no chunks or gouges in it.

    1. Hi Lynda! I prefer the tempered glass lid for my cast iron.  Here is a link for tempered glass lids.  Simply measure the diameter of your pan and select the appropriate size

      As for cleaning up an old pan, it is just like seasoning a new one, with one exception.  You want to go over it with some steel wool, or stainless steel scouring pad, GENTLY, in order to remove any rust or deposits on the pan.  Then simply proceed to the seasoning instructions in this article:

      I hope this helps!  Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns.  I would also like to know how you make out with finding a lid for your pan.  🙂


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