Fried Sweet Potatoes


These fried sweet potatoes are simple to make and will always disappear. Blanched sweet potatoes are sliced and fried in melted butter and brown sugar.

close up view of Fried Sweet Potatoes garnished with sauce and fresh herbs on a white plate
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 6 sweet potatoes, peeled

  • ½ cup butter, or more as needed

  • 2 cups packed light brown sugar


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add sweet potatoes, and boil for about 4 minutes. Remove from water, and cut into 1/2-inch slices.

  2. Melt butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar until dissolved, adding more butter if necessary. Add sweet potatoes, and fry until golden brown and fork tender, turning occasionally. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

399 Calories
12g Fat
74g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 399
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 132mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 74g 27%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 60g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 19mg 96%
Calcium 86mg 7%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 540mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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