Yam Fries

Here in North America, the term sweet Potato and yam are used interchangeably even though the yam is a different species and is rarely seen here. In almost every case when a yam is called for a sweet potato is used.ย While some dishes sound fine either way (Candied Sweet Potatoes or Candies Yams) others sound very unfamiliar. Today, we’ll serve Yam Fries.

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It takes quite a bit of time for them to get crispy in the oven as they are 3/4 water.

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Note: Five large sweet p…..I mean yams, yield a lot of fries.

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It filled two trays and even then they were not spaced far enough apart.

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The spices are just right to work with the sweetness.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Prep Time: 5 min | Cook Time: 20 min | Makes: 3 to 5 servings | Difficulty: Easy


House Seasoning:

  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1/4 tbspย  black pepper
  • 1/4 tbsp garlic powder
  • Olive Oil, for tossing
  • 5 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch long slices, then 1/4-wide inch strips, using a crinkle cut knife
  • Oil
  • 1 tablespoon House Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika


Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Line a sheet tray with parchment. In a large bowl toss sweet potatoes with just enough oil to coat. Sprinkle with House Seasoning and paprika. Spread sweet potatoes in single layer on prepared baking sheet, being sure not to overcrowd. Bake until sweet potatoes are no longer limp, turning occasionally, about 20-25 minutes. Let cool 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

Source: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/baked-sweet-potato-fries-recipe/index.html

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Categories: kosher, Lunch2, Recipes, Side Dish, vegan, Vegetable2, Vegetarian

Author:The Ranting Chef

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21 Comments on “Yam Fries”

  1. May 22, 2013 at 11:08 am #

    we bought some apple seasoned bacon from the local farmer’s market and then cooked it up for blt’s and I thin sliced the sweet potatos and fried them in the bacon grease. Not healthy, but heavenly!


  2. Leilani
    May 22, 2013 at 11:12 am #

    A fave in our house. We eat these at least once a week. Thanks for sharing your technique. ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. May 22, 2013 at 11:39 am #

    Sweet potatoes are underrated. Here in the south, they are eaten in a variety of ways. Some people even eat the skin! There is no need to add sugar to sweet potatoes. Savory spices really showcase their flavor. Try adding chili powder and cinnamon to the mixture above.


  4. P.S. I Love Soap Co.
    May 22, 2013 at 11:43 am #

    They look yummy!


  5. May 22, 2013 at 11:43 am #

    I have tried making these previously but sure doesn’t look as good as yours!


  6. May 22, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

    Love! …that you used the correct name! Sweet potatoes (which are white, not orangeish!) are super popular, but actually yams are super popular! I’ve avoided the trend because the error annoys me for some reason! Tonight you’ve inspired me to pair my sloppy joes with YAM FRIES! I do admit sweet potato sounds more appetizing!


  7. May 22, 2013 at 12:33 pm #

    Yam fries are fantastic, we make them a lot at home for our three children who love them. Especially nice coated in spices, and smokey rock salt too. Great recipe!


  8. Mo
    May 22, 2013 at 3:48 pm #

    We have homemade yam fries almost weekly in our house! So easy to make, yummier and healthier than regular fries too! Might try some garlic powder on mine next time, I usually just do olive oil and s&p


  9. Naomi
    May 22, 2013 at 4:50 pm #

    Love that these have garlic!


  10. May 22, 2013 at 9:07 pm #

    I have been meaning to make sweet potato/yam fries but have never taken on the task. I need to try them.


  11. May 22, 2013 at 9:17 pm #

    Yum! Gluten free too!


  12. May 22, 2013 at 11:34 pm #

    looks crazy-good. Heavy, light, or in between with the oil?


    • May 23, 2013 at 6:48 am #

      Moderate to light. If you have a mister you can use that. You want to make sure a decent portion of the surface area has coverage but not dripping in it.


      • May 23, 2013 at 10:57 am #



  13. May 23, 2013 at 9:03 am #

    I love sweet potato wedges as a movie munchy snack!


  14. May 23, 2013 at 9:04 am #

    Reblogged this on Hello from poppyjocat and commented:
    Share the love – Sweet potatoes and yams, ๐Ÿ™‚


  15. May 23, 2013 at 10:35 pm #

    Sweet potato fries (or yam…you’re right, we rarely see true yams here) fries + chipotle aioli. As close to heaven as I’ll get on earth.


  16. The Servant
    May 25, 2013 at 10:34 am #

    Reblogged this on My Pen … My Life and commented:
    Wow!!… this is great, I love sweet potatoes … to us in Asia, the pictures below are what we called sweet potatoes aka Keledek (in Malay). As for yams, we called it Keladi (in Malay). Thanks Ranting Chef for sharing the recipe ๐Ÿ™‚


  17. June 17, 2013 at 4:53 pm #

    I love sweet potatoes! I will definitely have to try these out soon ๐Ÿ™‚



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