What’s Cooking 3.12.12

Japanese Yam Chips!

The Japanese Yam is a sweet yam that is somewhat like a sweet potato. Japanese yams have a very starchy taste yet are also sweet. The yams are loaded with carbohydrates and taste delicious when cooked into chips!


–  Japanese sweet potatoes

–  Olive Oil

–  Salt & Pepper


– Peel and cut the Japanese yams into thin slices. Immediately after they are cut place them in a cold bowl of water. The yams brown quickly once they have been cut and the cold water will slow this process.

– Pour olive oil into a large pan and turn heat to between medium and high.

– While waiting for the oil to warm, drain the yams and dry with paper towels.

– Once the oil is hot place the yams in the pan. Make sure the potatoes do not overlap.

– Add salt and pepper to the yams and cook each side until golden.

– Serve with your favorite type of protein and other vegetables!