Baked Maple Purple Yam Fries
Recipe type: Appetizer
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Serves: 2 servings
Purple yam sliced into thin pieces and baked until crispy, then seasoned with a little bit of salt and maple syrup. Sweet and savory, these Baked Maple Purple Yam Fries are the perfect snacks and appetizers.
  • 2 medium to large purple yams
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • ⅛ – ¼ teaspoon salt, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • Cilantro or parsley for garnish
  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly grease it with nonstick cooking spray or vegetable oil.
  2. Peel the purple yams and then cut them into about ¼ inch pieces.
  3. Place the yam into a large bowl, and add cornstarch. Toss the yam until they are all lightly coated with the cornstarch.
  4. Place the yam onto the baking sheet in one layer. Drizzle the olive oil over the fries until all surfaces are lightly coated with the oil.
  5. Bake the purple yam in the oven for about 20 minutes, then turn the fries and bake for an additional 10 minutes. The fries will be lightly browned and crispy.
  6. Allow the yam fries to cool for a few minutes before transferring them to a bowl.
  7. Add a little bit of salt and the maple syrup. Toss until the yam fries are lightly coated.
  8. Garnish with cilantro or parsley.
  9. Serve the fries as a snack or appetizer.
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