Sunday, November 10, 2013

Oven Roasted Yams

John and I both really like yams and they are so good for you.  This is an easy way to fix them in the oven.  They taste so great with anything.  I add the onion but if you don't like onion, just leave it out.  The little sprinkle of chili powder just adds a bit of extra flavor and contrast.  If you are lucky enough to find the small Yams leave those skins on.

                               Oven Roasted Yams

1 large or 3 small Yams (orange sweet potatoes)
1 Onion
1 Tablespoon Butter
1 Tablespoon Canola Oil (any cooking oil will do)
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 - 2 teaspoons Chili Powder

If your Yam is large you should probably peel it, just because the peel can be a little thick.  If your yams are small, the peel should be thin and you won’t have to peel them - just wash them well.  Chunk the Yam and the Onion into bite size pieces.  Line a cookie sheet (one with sides is best) with foil.  Put your yams and onions onto the foil.  Sprinkle them with the Oil, Salt and Pepper and the Chili Powder.  Toss them and add the Butter to the pan (you can melt it - or not).  Bake in a 400˚ oven for 20 minutes.  Stir everything up and put them back in the oven for another 20 minutes.  Check to see if they are done to your liking.  They should be a little caramelized and slightly crunchy.  

Serves 2


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