Healthy Fried Sweet Potatoes

Have you ever fried sweet potatoes? If you haven’t, you need to try it. Today. This is one of my kids favorite dishes, and it is oh so easy to make.

Easy, Healthy, Fried Sweet Potatoes

This was my 8-years-old’s gateway-recipes to enjoying sweet potatoes. Prior to this recipe he insisted he couldn’t stand sweet potatoes. This continues to be his favorite sweet potato recipe, but he now enjoys sweet potatoes in many different forms.

If you are trying to keep your blood sugar low for weight loss (like me) or to control diabetes, or because you are trying to access one of the many of the benefits of a ketogenic diet, then I’d suggest staying away from sweet potatoes.

One of the keys to making sure you keep this a healthy dish is frying them in a healthy oil and one that doesn’t break down under heat. I would suggest using coconut oil, lard, or tallow you have rendered yourself, or bacon grease from a pastured pig. Our families favorite oil to fry sweet potatoes in is coconut oil. It seems to compliment the sweet potatoes very well.

Healthy Fried Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

30 minutes

Healthy Fried Sweet Potatoes


2 Large Sweet Potatoes

1/2 cup Coconut Oil (or lard, tallow, or bacon grease)

Salt to taste

Cinnamon to taste


  1. Chop sweet potatoes into 1 inch cubes (more or less).
  2. Turn the heat on high and melt oil in a frying pan.
  3. Place potatoes in the pan. Cook until soft throughout and browned on the outside. There is no need to cover the pan. Flip as needed.
  4. Sprinkle the potatoes liberally with salt and cinnamon.
  5. Enjoy the wonderful little cubes of deliciousness!

Fried Sweet Potato

Dinner: Crock-pot herb pork chops, garlic roasted green beans, and fried sweet potatoes

 Do you like sweet potatoes? What is your favorite way to prepare them? 

Linking up on Trim Healthy Tuesdays.


  1. This sounds so good! I keep buying sweet potatoes and just making the same dishes all the time – this sounds great!

    • Trisha Gilkerson says:

      I’m not kidding, it’s currently one of my 8 years olds favorite dishes and you can’t skip the cinnamon either. I have another sweet potato recipe up my sleeves I’ll be sharing soon :)

  2. These sound great! I’ll have to try this. It’s my husband who I can’t get to eat sweet potatoes.

  3. I try to include sweet potatoes in at least one meal every week. I’ve even started putting mashed sweet potatoes on top of shepherd’s pie.

  4. My husband loves sweet potatoes and I’ve never thought of preparing them this way! Pinned! Thanks so much for linking on Busy Monday!

  5. Thanks so much for linking up at Trim Healthy Tuesday! This is a fabulous Crossover – good for those who are at goal weight. :-)

  6. I stopped by just because I thought there’s no way to make anything fried healthy but I do believe using coconut oil could do the trick. My husband loves coconut oil so I think I’ll try these out next week. Thanks!

  7. This sounds great! I love sweet potatoes, but have never prepared them this way. Can’t wait to try it out!

  8. I just love sweet potatoes and will really enjoy your fried sweet potatoes. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen


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