Baked Yams

Children in Ghana like to eat yams for lunch. Yams are often fried, but this healthier version is baked. Try them with ketchup, just like Ghanaian [gah-NAY-en] children do.

Baked Yams

Yields5 Servings
Prep Time25 minsCook Time50 minsTotal Time1 hr 15 mins

Adult help needed.

 23 yams
 3 cups water
 3 tbsp salt
 vegetable oil
 ground pepper (optional)
 onion powder (optional)
 ketchup (optional)
1

Preheat your oven to 375˚F.

2

Peel the yams.

3

Cut the yams into ¼ inch slices. For fun, cut them into circles or squares.

4

Mix the water and salt in a large container.

5

Add the yam slices to the water and salt mixture. Soak the slices for 30 minutes.

6

Once the yam slices have finished soaking, dry them well, toss with oil, and sprinkle with pepper and onion powder.

7

Bake the slices in the oven for about 20 minutes, take them out, flip them over, and bake for another 15-20 minutes until they are brown and crispy. Enjoy!

Ingredients

 23 yams
 3 cups water
 3 tbsp salt
 vegetable oil
 ground pepper (optional)
 onion powder (optional)
 ketchup (optional)

Directions

1

Preheat your oven to 375˚F.

2

Peel the yams.

3

Cut the yams into ¼ inch slices. For fun, cut them into circles or squares.

4

Mix the water and salt in a large container.

5

Add the yam slices to the water and salt mixture. Soak the slices for 30 minutes.

6

Once the yam slices have finished soaking, dry them well, toss with oil, and sprinkle with pepper and onion powder.

7

Bake the slices in the oven for about 20 minutes, take them out, flip them over, and bake for another 15-20 minutes until they are brown and crispy. Enjoy!

Baked Yams

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