Fried Sweet Potatoes with Pineapple
2013 – Gluten Free Living
Fried Sweet Potatoes with Pineapple is spectacular. I know I’ve been on the Fried Sweet Potato kick lately, but I’m always on the lookout for healthy, yet tasty, options in preparing food. I love Fried Sweet Potatoes. In fact, I could probably eat them EVERY day and this from someone who really likes a huge variety in her diet.
Last week I decided to try a savory version of Fried Sweet Potatoes with Pineapple. I used no sugar so the sweetness came from the sweet potatoes and pineapple and nothing else. I loved the way this dish turned out. It’s a great option for breakfast or as a side dish with ham or pork especially, but you could also make this with chicken or fish if you desired. Quite frankly, I love sweet potatoes with beef, too!
This super easy, super quick side dish is economical as well as tasty. I can make a meal out of just this dish alone, but it’s great served with Creamed Dried Beef Over Biscuits, Sausage Gravy and Biscuits, Apple Crisp, and Fresh Strawberry Muffins. Plus, sweet potatoes and fresh pineapple have so many healthy nutrients! This dish is healthy, low calorie, gluten free, and vegan since I used coconut oil. Canola oil and olive oil are great replacements for butter.
If you’re looking for a new way to serve sweet potatoes than consider this tasty dish sometime. As I said before, it is great as a side dish or for breakfast. And if you’re like me–a little bit tired of breakfast casseroles, frittatas, and quiches (and all their calories) than consider this clean eating recipe.
I initially posted this recipe in May 2013. I recently remade the recipe (April 2015) and updated the pictures. The first time I made the recipe I used butter, but this time I used coconut oil to make the recipe vegan. Both ways work wonderfully.
Fried Sweet Potatoes with Pineapple is a wonderfully nourishing, gluten free and vegan dish without all the added sugar that accompanies most sweet potato dishes.
Here’s a serving of Fried Sweet Potatoes with Pineapple. I love the combination of flavors of this appetizing dish. Serve Fried Sweet Potatoes with Pineapple with Apricot Glazed Ham or Parmesan Chicken Bake. Or be brave and serve it for breakfast!
Here’s a close up so you can see the texture of this tasty side dish. I loved eating this for breakfast. It’s a great way to start the day. Healthy, wholesome, and vegan.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
Place a couple of tablespoons of coconut oil in a skillet. Bring heat to medium. Peel one really large sweet potato. Cut into small dice. Toss into skillet once oil has melted. Add red bell peppers and onions that have been sliced and separated into rings.
Add about a half teaspoon of kosher salt, 1/3 tsp. pepper, 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning and 1 tsp. parsley. Check seasonings. Add more if you like more. Cover and cook about 10-15 minutes turning potatoes over every five minutes to prevent sticking or over-browning.
Add about a cup of fresh, chunked pineapple.
Stir to combine. Cover, and continue cooking until potatoes are fork tender–another 10-15 minutes. Be sure to turn potatoes over every 5 minutes to prevent sticking or over-browning on any one side.
Fried Sweet Potatoes with Pineapple is a great side dish for country breakfasts.
I had Fried Sweet Potatoes with Pineapple for breakfast one day and lunch the next day! It’s a fabulous side dish that’s very versatile. Fried Sweet Potatoes with Pineapple is quick and easy, but also economical. This dish is a great way to get your kids to eat their veggies!
Here’s the recipe.
FRIED SWEET POTATOES WITH PINEAPPLE
(My own concoction)
- 1 large sweet potato, peeled, cut in small dice
- 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
- ½ red bell pepper, diced
- 1 medium onion, sliced and separated into rings
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil, canola oil, olive oil or butter
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1/3 tsp. pepper
- ½ tsp. Italian seasoning
- 1 tsp. parsley
- Peel sweet potato and cut in small chunks.
- Place oil or butter in a skillet and turn heat to medium (or just under medium).
- Once oil is hot, add sweet potato, onion, bell pepper, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and parsley.
- Cover with lid and sauté for about 15 minutes being sure to turn the potatoes over every five minutes to prevent sticking and from over-browning the potatoes on any one side.
- Add fresh pineapple and stir to combine.
- Cover with lid and continue sautéing for another 10-15 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are fork tender.
- Continue turning potatoes over every five minutes as before.
This is a really tasty side dish that’s savory instead of filled with sugar. The dish gets its natural sweetness from the sweet potatoes and the pineapple. It’s also great to serve for Meatless Mondays.
Enjoy a healthy, gluten free, vegan breakfast with Fried Sweet Potatoes with Pineapple.