A Downhome Kind of Meal – Part 2 – The Sweet Potatoes

I know I said I would post this recipe a few days ago, and I am late in posting it, but you know, life happens, and it’s all good. When we had our fried chicken, I decided to make some good old downhome sides to go with it. A Downhome Kind of Meal – Part 1 – The Vegetables Now, I am finally getting around to the sweet potatoes. Anticipation. It’s good for us. 🙂

I used the same Cajun/Creole spice mix for the sweet potatoes that I did for my Creole zucchini and tomatoes, and also for my jambalaya, and also added a red onion and some bacon. That’s it. That’s all that was needed to turn these sweet potatoes from plain to exciting. Video #11 – Making Jambalaya Creole Style These sweet potatoes are so easy and simple to make, but they taste great.

Sweet Potatoes with Bacon and Onions

The Cajun/Creole Spice Mix

4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed

1 red onion, sliced very thin or diced fine

6 pieces of bacon, cubed

2 TBSP Cajun/Creole mix

olive oil and/or butter for cooking

Cook the bacon until crisp. Then remove the bacon and set aside. Add the oil and/or butter and the sweet potatoes. Stir often so they don’t burn. Cook until the sweet potatoes are browned and crispy. Then add the spices and the onions and re-add the bacon.

Cover and cook for about 5-10 minutes, then serve next to your favorite entre. You’re going to love it. I garr-un-tee it!

I love sweet potatoes anyway, and they are very healthy for you, but they are even better when cooked with bacon, though I have to admit, not nearly as healthy. We all know EVRYTHING is better with bacon. 🙂

Stay safe and stay well Everyone. ‘Til next time.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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