Crispy Baked Yams

  |   Posted: February 28, 2020

Yams are a good source of Vitamin C and fiber, and a staple food in Ghana, where they are prepared in numerous ways. Fried yams are immensely popular and are sold by street vendors. This baked version is similar but healthier.

Yield: 5 servings
Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 50 minutes
Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2-3 large yams 
  • 3 cups water 
  • 3 tbsp. salt 
  • vegetable oil 
  • ground pepper (optional) 
  • onion powder (optional) 
  • ketchup (optional)

Directions

  1. Peel yams and cut into ¼-inch slices. 
  2. Mix water and salt in a large container. Add yam slices and soak for 30 minutes. 
  3. Preheat oven to 375˚F. 
  4. Dry yam slices well and toss with oil until lightly covered. Sprinkle with pepper and onion powder if desired. 
  5. Spread slices in single layer on large baking sheet(s). Bake for 20 minutes, then flip over and bake for another 15-20 minutes until brown and crispy. 
  6. Serve hot, with ketchup (optional).

Yams are a good source of Vitamin C and fiber, and a staple food in Ghana, where they are prepared in numerous ways. Fried yams are immensely popular and are sold by street vendors. This baked version is similar but healthier.

Yield: 5 servings
Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 50 minutes
Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2-3 large yams 
  • 3 cups water 
  • 3 tbsp. salt 
  • vegetable oil 
  • ground pepper (optional) 
  • onion powder (optional) 
  • ketchup (optional)

Directions

  1. Peel yams and cut into ¼-inch slices. 
  2. Mix water and salt in a large container. Add yam slices and soak for 30 minutes. 
  3. Preheat oven to 375˚F. 
  4. Dry yam slices well and toss with oil until lightly covered. Sprinkle with pepper and onion powder if desired. 
  5. Spread slices in single layer on large baking sheet(s). Bake for 20 minutes, then flip over and bake for another 15-20 minutes until brown and crispy. 
  6. Serve hot, with ketchup (optional).

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