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Savory Sauteed Sweet Potatoes


Ty has been living a paleo lifestyle since 2012. After seeing how easy it can be to eat clean, he decided to help others along this path.

The completed sweet potato dish. There's no added sugar!

The completed sweet potato dish. There's no added sugar!

Let me start by saying that sweet potatoes are a staple in my house. We have tried them in various recipes, but none seem to satisfy everyone in the way these savory sautéed sweet potatoes do. This is a simple yet delicious recipe that anyone can make. It's wonderful practice for a chef that's learning, and it's a real crowd-pleaser, especially for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or special events.

On one occasion, I catered (for free, of course) a family party at which my aunt could simply not believe I didn't load down these potatoes with sugar. In fact, they contain no added sugar; they are simply deceptively sweet and nearly dessert-like when prepared correctly. I hope you all enjoy!

The ingredients.

The ingredients.


  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. Heat coconut oil and 1/4 cup water in a pan over medium heat.
  2. Slice your sweet potatoes 1/4 inch thick.
  3. Add the sweet potatoes to the pan, place a lid over the top, and stir every few minutes.
  4. When the sweet potatoes can be easily pierced with a fork, they are done.


If you keep cooking the potatoes just until they start sticking to the bottom of the pan, they will be sweeter. Also, they will likely disintegrate some as they cook; that's fine. They will still be delicious!

Cooking the sweet potatoes until they're fork-tender.

Cooking the sweet potatoes until they're fork-tender.


Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on November 28, 2017:

That looks a lovely dish and easy to make too. I'll have to give this a try, thankyou. =)

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