I'm amazing that I am so far into this blog and I haven't made a post with yams yet. Yams are tasty and delicious. Hopefully now that the weather is getting cold I will remember to cook with them more.
Sometimes I get little fingerling yams from the Farmer's Market at Lunken Airport. But I typically stick with huge yams like this one (TWSS!):
So there are all kinds of things you can do with yams. This time around, I chose to make chunky french fries. I will warn you in advance that the finish picture isn't quite as tasty looking as the yam fries actually were. They just didn't brown up like I would have liked.
So...first you cut the yam into fries. I used a huge knife to make the task a bit easier.
I sprinkled some sugar over them before i put them in the oven. This is supposed to help caramelize them. Mine didn't really caramelize though.
These were absolutely delicious. I ended up making two batches over the course of a week because they were so yummy.