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Fry sweet potatoes – simple recipe. Check out this super easy way to make sweet potato patties on your low carb diet.

Fried Sweet Potato Patties

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Looking for foods to eat on a low-carb diet?

Sweet potatoes fall in the lower glycemic food category – and naturally sweet.

Now if you’re reading this because you love sweet potatoes, it’s possible you are like me and enjoy other sweets as well.

I love desserts. But after surgery to remove cancer and a change in my husband’s diet, things changed.

We now eat foods advised for a diabetic lifestyle. This requires reading food labels and stocking the pantry with low-carb, low-sugar, and lower glycemic foods.

Who reads the labels in your family? You or your spouse/significant other?

I’m the one in our household who takes a long time at the grocery store. That’s because I’m always reading labels on the back of food products.

I’m not a health professional or licensed dietician. However, nutrition has interested me for much of my life. It was one of the courses I took to complete my college degree.

Foods on a low-carbohydrate diet

When staying at home became necessary on 2020, shoppers stocked up on groceries and went crazy grabbing the toilet paper and hand sanitizer. I was loading up my grocery cart as well. But not because I went on a hoarding spree to fill up my pantry for fear of running out of food due to the current stay-at-home recommendations and orders. No, I was filling up my basket with foods allowed on a diabetic diet – like sweet potatoes and other favorite foods like:

  • boiled eggs
  • occasional fried eggs (fried in coconut oil)
  • strawberries
  • blackberries
  • blueberries
  • Atkins bars/drinks

You can see that most of the foods listed above are found in the produce section. Canned foods tend to have too much sodium. Therefore, I feel that it’s healthier to eat fresh produce and organic foods.

Benefits to Eating Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes have several benefits, and www.health.com shows that they are good for your health in the article, “7 Health Benefits to Sweet Potatoes” so take a moment to read it.

Have you ever noticed the difference you feel when eating a russet potato and a sweet potato? The russet potato tends to make me feel bloated whereas the sweet potato doesn’t.

Meat that Goes with Sweet Potatoes

Rib-eyes and Sweet Potatoes in the Slow Cooker
  • beef roast
  • chicken
  • ribeye steak
  • sirloin steak
  • turkey

Ways to Cook Sweet Potatoes

  • Bake
  • Boil
  • Fry
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Roast
  • Slow Cook
  • Pressure Cook

See Pattycakespantry.com’s “Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes” for a pressure cooker sweet potato recipe.

It’s best to limit your intake of fried foods on any diet. Apparently, however, coconut oil is a better option to choose if you fry sweet potatoes. For more information, www.healthline.com has an excellent article on coconut oil and diabetes.

I’ve cooked sweet potatoes just about every way on the “Ways to cook sweet potatoes” list and was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked the sweet potato patties.

When I watched my cousin fry sweet potatoes, she peeled them first, sliced them, then fried them in a little oil while cooking with the lid on. However, the recipe I’m sharing with you is a bit different. Either way, they taste wonderful.

In this recipe, I chose to microwave the potatoes first before frying.

Fry Sweet Potatoes – the Recipe:

Microwaved Sweet Potatoes for Two

Quick way to cook sweet potatoes

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword vegetables
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 100 kcal


  • 2 Small Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 tbsp Raw Organic Coconut Oil


  1. Wash the sweet potatoes.

  2. Poke holes in the sweet potatoes with a fork.

  3. Place the sweet potatoes on a microwaveable plate.

  4. Cook in the microwave for 3-4 minutes, and check after 3 minutes for doneness - they are ready to fry when you can poke them easily (and don't fall apart) with a fork.

  5. Slice the potatoes into approximately 1/4" patties (or slices), , leaving the skin on.

  6. Heat an cast iron skillet on medium high, and add the coconut oil in the pan.

  7. Fry the sweet potato patties, turning them over after a couple of minutes.

  8. Cook the sweet potato patties for another minute or two.

  9. Serve with your choice of meat and green vegetable.

Sweet potatoes taste wonderful with butter, but the fried patties are great without any butter.

Find more ways to cook sweet potatoes in a cookbook:

A slow cooker sweet potato recipe:

See how I cook russet or sweet potatoes and rib-eye steak in a slow cooker:

sweet potatoes
Russet & Sweet Potatoes in the Slow Cooker


  1. We eat a lot of sweet potatoes and I’m always looking for new ways to make them. Can’t wait to try this one, thanks!

    1. Author

      Let me know when you try them. I would love to know how you like them.

    1. Author

      Yes, they are easy to make and hard to only eat a little.

  2. Yum, these were delicious and really reminded me of sweet potato fries but with more potato in a bite. Great side dish with our salad last night!

    1. Author

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the fried sweet potatoes. Just curious, what type of salad did you serve with them?

    1. Author

      Oh, yay! When I read your comment, I had just been to the grocery store and almost bought sweet potatoes. Then I wished I would have. This recipe is a favorite in my family. I hope you enjoy the fried sweet potatoes.

  3. I love all things sweet potato, so I know that I am going to go crazy for this! Bookmarked to make this weekend, thank you so much for the recipe 🙂

    1. Author

      They are easy to make. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

  4. This tasty sweet potatoes were delicious with scrambled eggs. I topped is also with shreds cheddar cheese.

    1. Author

      Topping these with shredded cheddar cheese sounds like a great idea!

  5. Love a good and simple sweet potato recipe!

  6. Microwaving the sweet potatoes is genius! Thanks for all of the great tips 🙂

  7. We love sweet potatoes and eat regularly. Like this idea of microwaving them frst and then fry them (for us, not in coconut oil 😉 ).

    1. Author

      Thank you. What type of oil do you prefer using?

  8. With the holidays coming up I need some sweet potato recipes that stand out from the crown. These sound amazing!

  9. So good! I like to add an herb or two each time I make them that goes well with the other parts of the meal.

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