Sunday, October 26, 2008

Mr. Gooch Cooks: Yams Make Great Fries

At one of the last Farmer's Markets we visited, one of the farmers had some good looking yams. Now I know that yams are very similar to the sweet potato. This was per Mr. Gooch, who apparently knows all about such things.

Not knowing much about the yam or sweet potato, I asked Mr. Gooch what he wanted to make out of this particular veggie. He asked for fries.

I found several recipes online and on other blogs but when it came down to it, Mr. Gooch just did his own thing. And it tunred out great. Some of the pieces got a little dark, but those were the sweetest ones, strangely enough.
We served this with the Chicken Bacon Ranch Calzones.

Yam Fries

1 large yam
olive oil
seasoned sea salt
fresh ground pepper
Tony Chacherie's Creole Lite seasoning

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
Line 2 cookie sheets with tin foil
Slice the yam down into real small strips
Place the sliced yams in a large bowl
Coat with olive oil
Spread onto the foil lined sheets
Season with sea salt, Creole seasonings and fresh ground pepper
Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the pieces begin to darken

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