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Chipotle Yam Fries

Ingredients

2 medium yams, peeled

2 to 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, or coconut oil

1/4 to 1/2 tsp. Chipotle chili pepper

2 tsp. smoked paprika

1/4 to 1/2 tsp. Herbamare or sea salt

Directions

  1. Cut the yams lengthwise into 1/4-inch cubed strips. I take the yam and cut it lengthwise first into 1/4-inch thick slices then cut each slice into 1/4-inch fries.
  2. Place the yam fries into a square baking pan and cover with water and sprinkle with about 1 Tbsp. of sea salt. Soak for about 30 minutes. This helps remove excess moisture and starch so the fries cook properly. Once soaked, drain the fries well, rinse, and pat dry using a towel. Make sure to dry them well.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  4. Place yam fries onto a large cookie sheet and toss with oil, spices and salt. Spread out evenly into the baking pan. Place in preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes. Use a spatula to carefully turn the fries over. Bake for another 20 minutes. Check for doneness at this time by trying one. Bake them for a few minutes longer if they are not quite done.
  5. Cool slightly, then serve.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Recipe from “Nourishing Meals” by Alissa Segersten and Tom Malterre

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