Savory Sauteed Sweet Potatoes

Updated on November 30, 2017
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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.

This post may be a little late for Thanksgiving, but Christmas is right around the corner! Let me start by saying 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. 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 the 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!

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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1/8 tsp Salt

Instructions

  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.

Note:

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!

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        Louise Powles 

        11 months ago from Norfolk, England

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

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