Fried Sweet Potatoes

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Have you ever heard, “in the South they fry EVERYTHING?” Well, I don’t think that is particularly true, after all, I have never seen a dill pickle fried, oh, wait a minute, yes I have.  Well, then I have never seen a snicker’s bar fried, oh … yes I have.  Okay, okay, there must be something we don’t fry — oh, forget it.  Ya know, in the south we don’t just fry turkeys for Christmas but Sweet Potatoes too!  At our house we eat a lot of sweet potatoes, and they just don’t get much better than this.



Before you say “frying is too fattening” take a look at this recipe.  Only about 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter will cook a big batch of potatoes.  A little cinnamon sprinkled in the beginning and a little brown sugar in the end ….  they are irresistible!   And just in case you missed it, eating such healthy potatoes definitely means you can end the meal with … Walnut Fudge Pie?

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Southern Fried Sweet Potatoes
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Eating healthy sweet potatoes doesn't have to be bland. These potatoes are fried in a light amount of oil, keeping them healthy and light! The brown sugar and cinnamon blends for a light caramel glazing.
Serves: 4
  • 4 medium Sweet Potatoes
  • 2 tablespoon Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • ½ teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoon Brown Sugar
  1. Wash and peel sweet potatoes. Slice into ¼" thick rounds.
  2. Over medium heat, heat olive oil, butter and cinnamon in a large fry pan. Add sweet potatoes layering flat if possible.
  3. Watch potatoes as they can burn easily. Fry until potatoes are cooked and well-browned. Sprinkle with brown sugar and toss a couple times while still frying. Remove from stove and serve immediately.

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