Here's a really easy alternative to a side dish that's probably already on your menu. And if you're hesitant to add anything fried to your dinner, just call it "sautéed." You say toe-may-toe...
All you need are baked sweet potatoes, butter, salt, and pepper.
Step 1: Prepare the potatoes
I bake my potatoes for about an hour at 425°, depending on their size. When they're cool enough to handle, quarter them lengthwise.