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Seasoning Yam fries.

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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?

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20519 · January 02, 2012 at 3:49 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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10176 · 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.

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284 · January 02, 2012 at 5:42 AM

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

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10653 · January 02, 2012 at 4:12 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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10653 · January 02, 2012 at 4:10 AM

I second this!!

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5629 · January 02, 2012 at 3:01 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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5629 · January 02, 2012 at 3:00 AM

Turmeric sounds yummy

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20519 · January 02, 2012 at 2:00 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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5629 · January 02, 2012 at 3:01 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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10176 · 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.

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20519 · January 02, 2012 at 3:49 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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956 · January 02, 2012 at 2:55 AM

cinnamon & a dash of cayenne. delish!

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1002 · January 02, 2012 at 2:47 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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37187 · January 02, 2012 at 1:47 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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5629 · January 02, 2012 at 3:00 AM

Turmeric sounds yummy

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284 · January 02, 2012 at 1:44 AM

Smoked Paprika! Mmmmmm!

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10653 · January 02, 2012 at 4:10 AM

I second this!!

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284 · January 02, 2012 at 5:42 AM

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

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1336 · January 02, 2012 at 5:05 PM

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

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10176 · 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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4218 · January 02, 2012 at 7:48 AM

Straight cayenne and sea salt.

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41452 · January 02, 2012 at 5:25 AM

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

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2246 · January 02, 2012 at 4:46 AM

Beef Fat + Salt.

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1002 · January 02, 2012 at 2:48 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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0 · January 02, 2012 at 2:35 AM

garlic powder and cilantro

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6229 · January 02, 2012 at 2:31 AM

1) taco seasoning for spice

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2) cinnamon for sweet

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15226 · January 02, 2012 at 1:49 AM

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

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