Skillet-Roast Sweet Potatoes for Breakfast

Whenever you give a Kenyan some Sweet Potatoes (Viazi Tamu, Ngwaci, Rabuon, Robuon); 90% of the time, they’ll go right ahead and boil them for the next day’s breakfast. While this is healthy; it gets boring; and nothing sucks more than having the same imaginative meal over and over again.

There’s so much you can do with sweet potatoes other than just boiling them.  I saw Dennis Ombachi make Oven Baked  Sweet Potato Fries that looked so heavenly and I wanted to give them a try. Luck was however not on my side as my electricity tokens were on their death bed (yes, mid month Nairobi struggles are just too much!) .

I decided to make Skillet roasted sweet potatoes instead and they weren’t too shabby at all.

All you need for this is just a Skillet, Two Sweet Potatoes, cooking oil and Seasoning.

After peeling and cubing, you need to boil your sweet potatoes just until they are a little soft; I add salt to mine but you can skip this. Now, drain your potatoes and rinse in cold water to stop the cooking process.


Boil your sweet potatoes until slightly soft then drain and rinse through with cold water

In a skillet, heat some oil. Make sure your skillet is really hot before adding your sweet potato cubes.  On medium heat, roast your potatoes until they attain that golden and crisp colour. Remove from the heat and season to your liking. I just added black pepper and salt to mine.


A good Skillet is a must-have kitchen essential because it’s just so versatile 

Your Ngwacis are now ready for the eating 🙂 Enjoy for breakfast or as a side dish served with your favorite dip 🙂


I served my Skillet Roast Sweet Potatoes sprinkled with freshly ground black pepper and some bomb Guacamole 






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If food were a person, I'd be happily married with 6 kids by now. Nothing excites me more than the experience of sampling food and trying out new recipes. A Foodie, Hobby Photographer and graduate Quantity Surveyor all rolled into one

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