Pan-Fried Potatoes & Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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I have a small love for sweet potatoes, but not like you probably 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 and if you good 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.

Pan-Fried Potatoes & Sweet Potatoes Recipe
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  • 2 Sweet potatoes - peeled and diced
  • 2 regular russet poatoes - peeled and diced
  • ½ online chopped (optional)
  • Salt and pepper
  • a little bit of oil - about a table spoon
  1. In a large skillet (with a lid), drizzle in the oil. I normally use vegetable oil. You don't need much.
  2. Heat the pan over medium-high heat.
  3. Add in the diced potatoes and stir.
  4. Reduce heat to medium heat and cover with the lid.
  5. Allow it to cook about 10 minutes (stirring frequently).
  6. Then add in the onions. Return the lid and cook another 10 minutes.
  7. You want them to get nice and brown.


  1. AC says:

    I was just wondering what I should do with one sweet potato that was not used after thanksgiving, so I’m trying this recipie right now. you are right, I didn’t have to accept swee potato and marshmallow on top. I like it, but at first I thought why marshmallo on dinner item??? I hopw it will turn out great!

  2. Carrie says:

    Make sure you come back and let me know! 😉

  3. I too am a lover of SAVORY SWEET POTATOES! Candied varieties make me hurl, I make the sweet potatoes for the big thanksgiving meal EVERY year because my savory babies are such a hit!

    Since you’ve shared this INCREDIBLE recipe with me, I’ll share mine:

    All you need is:

    4 Sweet potatoes scrubbed and peeled.
    1/2 of one medium Onion cut into large chunks
    6 Peeled cloves of whole garlic (I’m a garlic nut, feel free to dial down)
    Olive oil
    Salt and Pepper to taste.

    Cut potatoes uniformly, the bigger the chop, the longer they take to cook.

    In a large bowl combine the sweet potatoes,onion pieces and garlic cloves toss in olive oil (enough to coat everything)

    Transfer the mixture to a oven-safe dish liberally salt and pepper the oiled goodness and bake in the oven at 350 for about 45 minutes. You’ll know when it’s done by testing the potatoes with a knife.

    Hope you enjoy, this is literally the only way I will eat sweet potatoes…well, until I try THIS RECIPE!!!!!!!


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