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The Perfect Yam Fries

Serves 2 50 minute prep time

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The Perfect Yam Fries

Have you tried making delicious, crisp sweet potato fries as home, only to create a pan-full of soggy strips? Chef Morgan’s method for baked sweet potato fries involves two trips to the oven — one to cook the yam through and a second to crisp the exterior.


  • 1 large yam
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste (or your favorite seasonings)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F

  • Leaving the skin on, cut the yam into ½ inch strips

  • Coat yam fries with olive oil and desired seasoning, spread in an even layer on a cookie sheet

  • Bake in pre-heated oven until soft (10 to 15 minutes)

  • Remove the fries from the oven and let them cool to room temperature.

  • Increase the temperature to 400°F

  • Return the fries to the oven and bake until golden brown and crisp, (5 to 10 minutes, flipping halfway through)


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