Yam fries are a great tasting and nutritious accompaniment to barbecued burgers.

4 large yams or sweet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into strips
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp. paprika
1 tsp cumin
Coarse salt

Yield: 4 servings


Step 1: Preheat oven to 450°F. In a large bowl, drizzle oil over yams and toss to coat evenly. Add spices and toss to combine.

Step 2: On a greased baking sheet, place fries in a single layer, leaving space between them so that they get crispy on all sides. You may need to bake in batches. Lining the pan with parchment paper can help prevent scorching.

Step 3: Bake for 10 minutes, then flip fries over with a spatula. Bake for another 10 min. They should be tender on the inside and golden and crisp on the outside.

Step 4: Sprinkle with salt to taste and serve warm.