Sweet Potato-Corn Home Fries That Kick

Sweet Potato-Corn Home Fries That Kick


  • 2 lbs. sweet potatoes, scrubbed and quartered (skin on)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 Tbs. butter
  • 6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 Scotch bonnet chile, seeded and minced
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced
  • 6 green onions (white part only), thinly sliced
  • 2 cups fresh corn kernels (3 or 4 ears)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Place sweet potatoes in large saucepan and cover with water. Add salt and bring to boil over medium-high heat. Cook until potatoes are tender but still firm, 7 to 8 minutes. Drain and let cool. Peel cooked sweet potatoes and dice into 1/2 by 1/4 inch cubes. In large skillet, heat oil and butter over medium heat. Add garlic and chile pepper and cook, stirring often, 1 minute. Increase heat to high and add corn, onion, and green onions. Stir well to coat and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until corn is nicely charred, about 5 minutes. Gently stir in diced sweet potatoes, being careful not to crumble them. Reduce heat to medium and cook until potatoes are browned, about 10 minutes.

  • 4 - 6 Servings
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Cook Time 20 min
  • Ready Time 35 min