By Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN
Yams are a great switch for sweet potatoes when making delicious and healthy baked fries. These fries are different because they are round and thin instead of long and thin. The broiler is used to expedite the cooking process of the yam fries so that they only take about 15 minutes once in the oven.
Though yams look almost identical to sweet potato from the outside, they are very different, and most noticeably in their color. The garnet yam used in this recipe, has a purple skin and a light yellow flesh. Yams are high in the heart-healthy nutrients B6 and potassium. Yams are also a good source of fiber that helps to slow digestion and helps to keep you fuller longer.
This recipe is quick and easy, and using the broiler helps the yam rounds to cook more quickly. You can add different seasonings for different flavors; such as chili powder for a spicier taste, or basil for a more Mediterranean flavor.
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