Friday, September 7, 2018

On The Menu - Skillet Sweet Potatoes

From Brenda's 'I Hate To Cook' Kitchen
Skillet Sweet Potatoes 

I’ve never been a fan of sweet potatoes, but then the only way I’d had them was from a can, covered with marshmallows and brown sugar, and baked. Eeww. 

A couple of years ago, we shared a small farm with my son and his family. My daughter-in-law is a great cook, and she taught me how delicious sweet potatoes can be. We grew them, too. Nothing like a fresh sweet potato, baked and doused with butter—or skillet fried. This is her recipe. 

Confession, I only get these when we visit my son and his wife. Yeah, this is the I Hate to Cook Kitchen. But I do love to eat. I hope you’ll take another look at sweet potatoes. They’re already sweet so why go overboard with marshmallows? 

By the way, if you’re wondering what the difference is between yams and sweet potatoes, I’m not sure. There’s conflicting articles on the Internet. One site says there is no difference. Yams are just a variety of sweet potato. Another site said sweet potatoes are higher in nutrients than yams and they look similar, which implies they are different. Whichever, enjoy! 

Six red-skinned sweet potatoes, peeled
Two large onion
Three cloves garlic
One stick of real butter
Curry and Cajun seasoning to taste
Salt? I don’t cook with salt, but if you need it, by all means salt to taste.

Cut the sweet potatoes into one-inch squares. Chop the onion. Mince the cloves of garlic.

Melt the butter in the skillet and add everything else. Cook until tender. Easy peasy!

About Brenda: Brenda and her husband are gypsies at heart having lived in six states and two countries. Currently, they split their time between the Lake Roosevelt basin in Central Arizona and the pines in the north. Wherever Brenda opens her laptop, she spends most of her time writing stories of discovery and love entangled with suspense.

Book two of the Love and Murder Series, Southwest of Love and Murder, is set in Arizona on a ranch. I didn’t get too much into food, but I’m sure a good southern sweet potato skillet would be just what they’d have at dinner.
Writing murder mysteries is all in a day's work until an obsessed fan brings Phoebe's stories to life.

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Sadira Stone said...

Yum! I can't abide marshmallows in anything but hot chocolate or s'mores. Sweet potatoes are also good with a bit of curry powder.

Brenda Whiteside said...

Hi Sadira, well, I love roasted marshmallows in general but without the sweet potatoes. Curry could be good.