What I love about any recipe is to find a variety of ways to change it up.  I know I use the word “versatile” in several of my recipes, but that is one things I am always looking for.  Fried sweet potatoes are one of those fabulous “Lego” piece ingredients that you can add almost anything to.  They can be served as a side dish, or just add any meat protein and you have just created a tasty dish.  You can never have too many sweet potatoes around to use.  Sweet potatoes also come in several different varieties that are fun to mix and match such as purple, blue, white (Hannah), jewel, garnet…..  The list is very extensive.  Explore different kinds any chance you get.  They are all delicious!

Versatile Fried Sweet Potatoes
Mix and match ingredients of your choice to create your own special flavors!
Course: Side dish or Main dish
  • 3 Sweet potatoes of choice (washed, peeled and cut into thin slices)
  • 3 Tbsp. healthy oil of choice (I use avocado oil)
  • 2 tsp. Trader Joe’s 21 salute seasoning
  • Garlic and onion powder to taste
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Add in options:
  • Chopped red or yellow onions, chopped spinach, chopped kale, chopped peppers, chopped mushrooms, chopped asparagus, chopped green or red cabbage, shredded beets, shredded Brussels sprouts, cooked meat protein of choice (ground beef, sausage, chicken, steak…)
  1. Heat oil in large skillet.
  2. Add sliced sweet potatoes (I use a mandolin slicer)
  3. Add chopped or shredded vegetables and seasoning.
  4. Cook covered, stirring consistently until all are tender.
  5. Main dish option:
  6. Add cooked meat protein of choice and heat through stirring consistently.