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Seasoning Yam fries.

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created January 02, 2012 at 1:40 AM

I have some yams chopped and soaked over night in water, ready to make yam fries. I typically season with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. I'm curious if anyone has tried an other seasonings on their fries that have come off as sensational? I saw a asian coooking show yesterday recommend roasted cumin and chinese peppercorns. Sounded good but I don't have fresh cumin or chinese peppercorns. Ground Cumin and garlic salt maybe?

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on January 02, 2012
at 03:49 PM

If you're going stove top in a pan then I like to steam until they're about 1/2 cooked so they'll finish in the fat. If I'm doing batons I like to keep them flat with the steam method so less chance of bouncing around and breaking up or something. Rinse to make sure the starch is off. Definitely you could parboil just make sure the actual boil is super calm :)

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(10557)

on January 02, 2012
at 12:52 PM

If you're frying them raw I'd recommend slicing them thin. Cubed or wedges I'd preboil them to reduce the frying time. Raw is OK for deep fat, but it's hard to get a short cook time in a pan without smoking the oil.

F074daf8ee19a4c101c533b7fdab708a

(284)

on January 02, 2012
at 05:42 AM

OH! Or wrap em in bacon! Made these for my Christmas Eve party, and they were a BIG hit!

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(10663)

on January 02, 2012
at 04:12 AM

I use Rinaldo's Organic Garlic Gold Oil, Kosher salt, black pepper, and smoked paprika but I don't wash/soak them before. Then put 'em on a baking sheet in a single layer at 425 for at least 30 minutes (more if I want it crispier), turning them over once.

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(10663)

on January 02, 2012
at 04:10 AM

I second this!!

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(5639)

on January 02, 2012
at 03:01 AM

What's your method? I've baked them before, but now that I have a duck fat surplus, I wanna pan fry some.

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(5639)

on January 02, 2012
at 03:00 AM

Turmeric sounds yummy

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Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on January 02, 2012
at 02:00 AM

I actually just love the potatoes plain with large flaky sea salt. Sometimes maybe a little lemon or orange zest over the top. And always duck fat or maybe just a teeny bit of coconut oil on the pan so they don't stick.

Here are a few other seasonings I like:

  • rosemary, sea salt, pepper
  • garlic, onion, black pepper
  • curry
  • cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, fennel, hot chili flake
  • cumin, garlic, cinnamon, chile powder

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(5639)

on January 02, 2012
at 03:01 AM

What's your method? I've baked them before, but now that I have a duck fat surplus, I wanna pan fry some.

Medium avatar

(10557)

on January 02, 2012
at 12:52 PM

If you're frying them raw I'd recommend slicing them thin. Cubed or wedges I'd preboil them to reduce the frying time. Raw is OK for deep fat, but it's hard to get a short cook time in a pan without smoking the oil.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on January 02, 2012
at 03:49 PM

If you're going stove top in a pan then I like to steam until they're about 1/2 cooked so they'll finish in the fat. If I'm doing batons I like to keep them flat with the steam method so less chance of bouncing around and breaking up or something. Rinse to make sure the starch is off. Definitely you could parboil just make sure the actual boil is super calm :)

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5e6a6f5c0fd3ab048f81c0a500206f41

on January 02, 2012
at 02:55 AM

cinnamon & a dash of cayenne. delish!

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1096aa84d006fe967128ffbd37e8070e

(1002)

on January 02, 2012
at 02:47 AM

Paprika, garlic salt, black pepper, and salt, with maybe a little coriander and cumin thrown in. A friend does them with orange zest and ginger somehow....yum!

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96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on January 02, 2012
at 01:47 AM

I've made fries only a few times but a lot of the flavor depends on the fat used. So far, I've tried coconut oil, goose fat and bacon fat. I'd say the goose fat was best with bacon a close second. Bacon had the advantage of crumbled bacon bits on the fries.

Anyhow, when I drained my fries I sprinkled them with turmeric and salt and I thought that was good. I'd make them more often but I'm in weight loss mode.

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(5639)

on January 02, 2012
at 03:00 AM

Turmeric sounds yummy

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F074daf8ee19a4c101c533b7fdab708a

(284)

on January 02, 2012
at 01:44 AM

Smoked Paprika! Mmmmmm!

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(10663)

on January 02, 2012
at 04:10 AM

I second this!!

F074daf8ee19a4c101c533b7fdab708a

(284)

on January 02, 2012
at 05:42 AM

OH! Or wrap em in bacon! Made these for my Christmas Eve party, and they were a BIG hit!

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Bcb2f5436d11467e89123680c046b858

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on January 02, 2012
at 05:05 PM

Coconut oil, curry powder, turmeric, garlic, & salt. OMG yum!

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(10557)

on January 02, 2012
at 12:57 PM

I season them after cooking. I like thick pepper sauces such as cholula because they stick to the fries better than vinegar or Tabasco.

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0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

on January 02, 2012
at 07:48 AM

Straight cayenne and sea salt.

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41767)

on January 02, 2012
at 05:25 AM

Chinese five spice is also good. Licorice-y, yum!

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C1c86f42410cd4788bd9c5cf801dcd8f

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on January 02, 2012
at 04:46 AM

Beef Fat + Salt.

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1096aa84d006fe967128ffbd37e8070e

(1002)

on January 02, 2012
at 02:48 AM

Paprika, garlic salt, black pepper, and salt, with maybe a little coriander and cumin thrown in. A friend does them with orange zest and ginger somehow....yum!

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119a087e20d162ef3d6e9325566f0bbd

on January 02, 2012
at 02:35 AM

garlic powder and cilantro

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8508fec4bae4a580d1e1b807058fee8e

on January 02, 2012
at 02:31 AM

1) taco seasoning for spice

OR

2) cinnamon for sweet

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64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on January 02, 2012
at 01:49 AM

I made em yesterday with cinnamon and a little salt and they were fantastic.

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