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Cooking Yam Fries?

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Created March 24, 2011 at 12:42 PM

Can anyone tell me the trick to making your yam/sweet potato fries crispy or crunchy without burning them? I baked them in bacon grease last night and even though they were still delicious they were soggy. I could them on 425 for 25 minutes and then on broil for 7.

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on March 29, 2011
at 01:58 PM

sounds delicious

001cd8e3885a870edc0ea8323ad9c719

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on March 24, 2011
at 06:34 PM

Not deep frying... A Tbs or two of oil -- enough to coat the bottom of the pan and once the potatoes are added, not all the oil is absorbed right away, so there's enough when you turn them over too.

4d10a09dadeb266681418f5fe06c3f00

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on March 24, 2011
at 03:37 PM

it hasn't for me. I use the coconut oil from Sunflower Markets (not sure if they're national or just in Az)

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on March 24, 2011
at 02:39 PM

450 is supposedly too hot for virgin coconut oil. it doesn't start smoking?

22212e9ba2a041e6da6c963d4d41615a

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on March 24, 2011
at 02:00 PM

How much oil do you use? When you say fry, are you deep frying or just a couple tbs of oil?

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on March 24, 2011
at 01:39 PM

This is similar to how I do it. I parboil and then fry in a cast iron with bacon grease.

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I'd like to know the answer to this too

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4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

on March 24, 2011
at 01:00 PM

I cook them low and slow till they're soft, then take them out, turn up the heat to 400 wait for oven yo finish heating then return them. I dry them a little before returning to oven as well.

The better option for me I've found is a cast iron pot and grassfed beef tallow and just fry them. 100x better, you can do it at 325deg so no oxidation, and you get more healthy fat in your meal, crazy satiating after a mega workout.

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on March 24, 2011
at 01:39 PM

This is similar to how I do it. I parboil and then fry in a cast iron with bacon grease.

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001cd8e3885a870edc0ea8323ad9c719

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on March 24, 2011
at 01:55 PM

I've been frying sweet potatoes in coconut oil on the stove... The thinner they are, the crispier they will be. But some do turn out less crisp than others. It does take some practice to get it right, but they are delicious, especially with a little sea salt.

001cd8e3885a870edc0ea8323ad9c719

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on March 24, 2011
at 06:34 PM

Not deep frying... A Tbs or two of oil -- enough to coat the bottom of the pan and once the potatoes are added, not all the oil is absorbed right away, so there's enough when you turn them over too.

22212e9ba2a041e6da6c963d4d41615a

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on March 24, 2011
at 02:00 PM

How much oil do you use? When you say fry, are you deep frying or just a couple tbs of oil?

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91c2e2a35e578e2e79ce7d631b753879

on March 25, 2011
at 05:25 PM

I fry them in tallow twice; the first time at about 325F. Take them, drain them, then increase the heat to about 350F to 375F and fry them again, until they turn a lovely golden brown.

To. Die. For.

4d10a09dadeb266681418f5fe06c3f00

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on March 29, 2011
at 01:58 PM

sounds delicious

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on March 25, 2011
at 04:14 PM

I precook yams in microwave til soft and then put in fridge overnight in a baggie. Then I thin slice and pan fry in coconut oil and butter with med to high heat...cook just til brown and a little crispy. Great with eggs and bacon.

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4d10a09dadeb266681418f5fe06c3f00

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on March 24, 2011
at 02:25 PM

I've put my oven to 450, put a big spoonful of coconut oil on the top of all the spices (cayenne pepper, ground black pepper, rosemary, basil, and the kitchen sink) and cook for 20-25 minutes.

I start checking on how they look about 18-19 minute mark and that determines whether they'll be 20 minutes or 25 minutes :)

4d10a09dadeb266681418f5fe06c3f00

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on March 24, 2011
at 03:37 PM

it hasn't for me. I use the coconut oil from Sunflower Markets (not sure if they're national or just in Az)

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on March 24, 2011
at 02:39 PM

450 is supposedly too hot for virgin coconut oil. it doesn't start smoking?

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Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on March 24, 2011
at 02:03 PM

Fries in ghee turn out excellent too. Like Stephen, I use low heat (between low-med)

http://paleohacks.com/questions/26586/paleoish-french-fries-pics-included#axzz1HWdZsWdE

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