How to make it

  • Peel and slice the potatoes from end to end about 1/3 inch thick.
  • Wash the potatoes.
  • Melt the butter in a large skillet, I prefer an iron skillet.
  • Put the potatoes in the hot butter and fry ,stirring occasionally.
  • They will be done when tender, about 15 minutes.

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  • tnsmileychick 7 years ago
    I make them the same way and then after they're done, I add a little brown sugar and cinnamon.
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    edye ate it and said...
    I laid these out in a single layer in a medium-hot pan with some margarine. I timed the first batch for 15 minutes, turning halfway through the time. The second batch took closer to 10 minutes because I just turned them when they were brown and kinda burnt. I liked the second batch better, they were just-tender and perfect with a tiny bit of sea salt. So much better tasting than just a microwaved sweet potato!
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  • itsjustjuwah 12 years ago
    Fried sweet potatoes were a special treat for me as a child. My Momma would sprinkle a tiny bit of sugar on them. Jimmy's Mom salts her's like french fries. Either way, they're great!
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  • cokeman 12 years ago
    Fry them like a french fry with fish. Try frying a sliced left over baked potato with bacon, eggs and biscuits for breakfast. They are good ther as well.
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  • lor 12 years ago
    Mmmmmm... this recipe brings memories back of South Carolina. Thank you ;-)
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    " It was excellent "
    zena824 ate it and said...
    Gem...Bless you.... this was a treat for us kids.... I used to eat these when I was growing up living with my Grandmother...she would fry these for us....You managed to bring back a memory I had well forgotten.....
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  • robertg 12 years ago
    I bet that if you put syurp, honey or sugar and cinnamon on them it would pass as a desert.Great post...chow
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  • sallyjo 12 years ago
    I love sweet potatoes. When I was a kid, my maternal grandma always heated and cooked with wood. She always kept sweet potatoes in the coals of the heating stove. Her house always smelled really good and we could eat sweet potatoes everyday. My brother and I would always slather ours with butter. Boy, were they good!!
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  • erisgrrrl 12 years ago
    Do you fry in batches more like a home-fry type of potatoe.... or do they sit and get cooked n crunchy like fried white potatoes??!

    Either way... yummie!
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    shirleyoma ate it and said...
    This is the way my Mom taught me, I hated to peal them, but well worth it!! Thank you for the memories!
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