This is my answer to the oh-so-yummy but very fattening deep-fried yam fries.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spread the olive oil over a baking sheet.

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  • Arrange the yams on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer; season with the seasoned salt.

  • Bake the yams in the preheated oven until soft, about 25 minutes.

  • While the yams bake, stir the sour cream, mayonnaise, taco seasoning, and paprika together in a small bowl. Serve as a dip for the yams.

Nutrition Facts

529 calories; protein 8.5g; carbohydrates 113.8g; fat 4.8g; cholesterol 7.1mg; sodium 1335.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
10/07/2011
Can't go wrong with sweet potato fries. I poked mine with a fork all over and microwaved it for a minute or so to make it easier to slice (leave skin on). I ended up turning up my oven to get more browning (I like mine crispy)...made it 400 near the end when I noticed they weren't to my liking. I made my own sauce based on what I had and it was really good. Used vanilla yogurt (but any flavour yogurt will do!) in place of the sour cream and whipped dressing instead of mayo. For seasoning I added some chili powder and cumin to my taste. I am updating quantities as I made it again yesterday and it is probably 2/3 whipped dressing to 1/3 yogurt and 1 tsp each for sprices. Again try it and adjust to your preferences:) Boyfriend asked me to remember that sauce...he loved it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/25/2011
Not bad the dip had way too much sour cream in my opinion so I added more mayo. Also added more chili powder as it wasn't spicy enough for me. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
10/07/2011
Can't go wrong with sweet potato fries. I poked mine with a fork all over and microwaved it for a minute or so to make it easier to slice (leave skin on). I ended up turning up my oven to get more browning (I like mine crispy)...made it 400 near the end when I noticed they weren't to my liking. I made my own sauce based on what I had and it was really good. Used vanilla yogurt (but any flavour yogurt will do!) in place of the sour cream and whipped dressing instead of mayo. For seasoning I added some chili powder and cumin to my taste. I am updating quantities as I made it again yesterday and it is probably 2/3 whipped dressing to 1/3 yogurt and 1 tsp each for sprices. Again try it and adjust to your preferences:) Boyfriend asked me to remember that sauce...he loved it. Read More
(98)
Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2010
I LOVE love LOVE these Yam fries...I don't usually put seasoning salt on them as it might make the fries even more sweet. and I don't like adding extra salt to anything if it doesn't need it... the greatest thing about this superfood my KIDS LOVE IT! Read More
(89)
Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2011
I am a baked sweet potato fanatic! I LOVE THESE:) and make them whenever the mood strikes. I just wash them up slice season and bake peel and all! Really good and Super good for you! Thank You Marleymg! No need to tell ya I will keep making these. LOL Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2012
An easier method is to toss the yam or sweet potato wedges with olive oil or sesame oil along with sea salt into a zip lock bag, making sure the yams are well coated, then arrange on a cookie sheet. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2011
Excellent - I grated course sea salt on the baking pan and set oven at 420 degrees until tender in the middle. For the sauce I added some smoky chipoltle poweder and a little texas pete. These are the best. Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2011
Yum Perfect combo of sweet and tangy. This dip is really good and so simple it does get better the longer it sits. I grilled my yams b/c it's to hot to turn the oven on (plus I love grilled veggies!). I tossed them in one tbsp OO 1 tsp honey salt and pepper to taste first then grilled (around 20 min flippin half way on my charcoal grill). Easy and delicious thanks for the recipe:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2011
Awesome! Loved the sauce (but I used more like 1 tsp. of taco seasoning!) I also used sweet potatoes and my son gobbled them up. Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2011
I used a homemade cajun seasoning salt and I tripled the "dip" as my boys are dip hogs. My kids and I loved these though my husband was just not a fan (too bad for him). but the spice really does need to be increased. I had no issues with soggy or burned fries and this recipe was easy to increase/decrease without causing the recipe to suffer which I appreciated. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/19/2011
I've never made yam fries but I bought some I really needed to us. The season salt was...okay on them. The sweetness shined through so it was a nice contrast. It did take longer then 25 minutes and even though the yams looked done they were very soggy to pick up so I turned the heat on the oven up to 350 degrees to help get a crisp edge on them to pull off the pan. The dip was fine but mild in flavor so I added an additional tsp of taco seasoning and it turned out prefect. However. I tasted the yam with the dip before tweaking and I didn't really think the dip matched up with yams. Yams were good Dip was good...just didn't seem to think they went together well. But that's my opinion. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/25/2011
Not bad the dip had way too much sour cream in my opinion so I added more mayo. Also added more chili powder as it wasn't spicy enough for me. Read More
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