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Friday, March 5, 2010

Baked Yam Fries

A colorful, easy side dish, appetizer or snack.
Inspired by Health Foodie
Taste 3 (out of 5)
Difficulty 1 (out of 5)
- 8 oz purple yams (260 cal)
- 8 oz regular (orange) yams (260 cal)
- paprika
Total 520 cal, 2 servings, 260 cal/serving
1. Peel and slice the yams. 
2. Preheat the oven to 375F. 
3. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, arrange the yams in a single layer and sprinkle with paprika. 
4. Bake for 15 minutes, rotate the yams and bake for 15 minutes more. 
- I know the title sounds funny "baked fries". Originally, the plan was to make yam fries.  Then right after slicing them I saw a post of Health Foodie, and decided to bake them to save some calories.  
- Color-wise, would be a good dish for Halloween.
- For some reason, I thought that yams had less calories than potatoes, but .. I was wrong :-(. Well, actually good for me, cause I like potatoes better :-).


Christina@Health Foodie said...

What a beautiful picture! Thank you so much for mentioning me! That is so nice of you!

I love potatoes. People tend to blame them for weight gain, unnecessarily so.

Thanks again!

Steph (@MediterraneanMiss) said...

Thanks for the friend add!
These look delicious. I'm such a sucker for purple-skinned sweet potatoes, I eat them ~all~ the time.
Don't worry about calories, just focus on what's fresh, pure and good for you!

Sook said...

Oh what a great plating! I love baked sweet potatoes.. they are so healthy and delicious.

Reiko said...

It sounds really too good, and I also love their colors! I've fried them but never thought about roasting. I'll definitely try this!

Velva said...

Your yam fries look fabulous. What a great healthy alternative to traditional french fried. I love the color mix of orange and purple. :-)

Mother Rimmy said...

I love these. I make them with sweet potatoes, but the colors in your dish are just fantastic!