Just because we’re Paleo doesn’t mean we can’t indulge in fries, especially healthy homemade yam fries. They make a great little (but filling!) snack and an excellent side to just about any dish, plus they are incredibly easy to make.
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup paprika
Set the oven to 425 degrees F.
Peel the yam and slice it into thin strips.
In a medium sized pot, bring water to the boil and cook the yam strips on high for a few minutes (they should still be firm when you remove them from the pot).
Remove the yams from the boiling water and lay out on a foil-lined baking sheet.
In a small saucepan, heat the coconut oil until liquid.
Drizzle the coconut oil over the yams and then sprinkle with paprika.
Place in the oven for about 15 minutes (or longer if you prefer them crispy).
Remove from the oven and serve hot!
For a quick and tasty dipping sauce combine the following in a small bowl (or blender if you prefer it pureed):
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons coconut milk
1/2 jalapeño, finely chopped
1 teaspoon raw agave nectar
Snack time should be satisfying! Enjoy,