Yam is a popular African root vegetable high in fibre and many vitamins and minerals. In different African countries, yam is eaten boiled, mashed into a swallow as in the case of Nigeria or deep fried. Obviously, deep frying yam is one of the most delicious options however can be high in calories and fat.
I opted for a healthier alternative by baking yam and this recipe came out tasting exactly the same as the deep fried version. This therefore makes for a healthier everyday alternative to fried yam!
These baked chips could not be easier to make as they require only three ingredients! So without further ado, here’s the recipe:-
BAKED YAM CHIPS
- 1/2 a tuber of yam
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- Salt to taste
- Cut your yam into strips and soak them in water for 5 minutes.
- Dry them and add them to a baking tray. Coat them in coconut oil and salt.
- Place them in the oven at 180*C for 30 minutes. Keep flipping them to the other sides every few minutes so that all sides brown.
- Take out and enjoy!