1-2-3 Cook: Baked Yam Fries

Nell's Paleo Baked Yam Fries
Recipe type: Starchy Veg
Cuisine: Paleo / Clean Eating
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Yams are the starch of choice for the Paleo endurance athlete and fall right into place as a strategic carb for those following a keto approach. These are a hit every time!
  • Two large (8 – 10 oz) yams
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • Garlic Powder, to taste
  • Cayenne Pepper, optional
  • Himalayan Salt & Pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to broil.
  2. Wash, then slice the yams into ½” thick, by ½” wide by 3-4“ long strips (depending on the size of the yam). Most importantly, keep the size of all the slices the same to ensure even cooking.
  3. Toss well with the oil to ensure the yam pieces are evenly coated, then sprinkle on the garlic powder and cayenne pepper if you'd like some heat.
  4. Place on rimmed baking sheet, lined with a piece of parchment paper (makes for an easy clean-up).
  5. -Broil for 10’ on one side, then turn over and broil 10’. Yams are done when easily pierced with a fork. Remove from oven, then sprinkle salt and pepper on top.
  6. -Let cool 5 minutes before eating.
  7. -These will store quite well in the refrigerator and are perfect for right before or after your endurance workout.