When I first started thinking about what to have on the menu for Thanksgiving dinner, I decided that I really didn’t want any of the dishes to be boring. Traditional yes, but not boring. When I got to the potatoes, I knew that I wanted to make my creamy mashed potatoes, but then I was faced with a dilemma regarding the sweet potatoes. I mean, how boring would it be to make the same exact thing, only with yams? So, I decided not to do that, and to make sweet potato fries. Except, I didn’t want to actually fry them – instead, I decided to roast them with some spices and olive oil. And man, were they good. And not just Thanksgiving dinner good. Good as in I’ll be making these as a side to many everyday dinners to come. Try these today! They’re simple and the results are amazing!
- 3 large yams
- Olive oil for drizzling
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and spray two baking pans with cooking spray. Wash and peel the yams.
Cut them into wedges. They don’t have to be perfect – rustic is good here!
Toss the potato wedges on to the pans and drizzle with olive oil. Season to taste with the salt, rosemary, and thyme.
Bake 40-45 minutes or until tender, turning the wedges two or three times to prevent excessive browning.