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Maple-glazed pan-fried sweet potato wedges on an oval platter.

Pan-Fried Maple Sweet Potatoes

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  • Author: Alexandra Shytsman
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


These maple-glazed sweet potatoes are ready in less than 30 minutes. No oven required!


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium or 3 small sweet potatoes (about 1 1/4 pounds)
  • Fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar-based hot sauce (like Franks’s or Louisiana)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Thoroughly clean the potatoes and trim off the ends. Cut the potatoes into wedges.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon oil to a large non-stick skillet over low heat and arrange the potatoes in a single layer. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover tightly with a lid and cook until the potatoes can be pierced with a knife, 12 to 15 minutes. (If you don’t have a lid, cover the skillet with a baking sheet.)
  3. Remove the lid and raise the heat to medium. Continue cooking uncovered until the bottoms are brown, about 5 minutes. Then flip the potatoes and brown the other side.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the maple syrup, hot sauce, water, smoked paprika, and cinnamon.
  5. When the potatoes are cooked through and evenly browned, add the glaze and quickly toss with a spatula to coat; cook just for a few seconds until the glaze thickens. Turn the heat off and serve warm.


  • Serving Size: 1/6 of the recipe
  • Calories: 150
  • Fat: 2.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.8 g
  • Fiber: 3.9 g
  • Protein: 1.5 g