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Roasted Yams

The simplest, easiest, tastiest ways to roast yams.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Side Dish
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 4-6 whole yams
  • ¼ C oil canola, vegetable, and coconut all work well
  • Butter for serving

Equipment

  • A baking sheet with a lip around the edge
  • Tin foil
  • A basting brush

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Thoroughly cover your baking sheet with tinfoil. If you are worried about the surface of the baking sheet turning brown, use two layers.
  • Line up your yams on the baking tray. Long thin yams with a smooth surface are the best for baking evenly all the way through. Prick them 6-8 times each with a fork or knife.
  • Lightly brush your yams all over with a thin layer of oil. You’re not looking to douse them. You just want the oil to create a seal that keeps the moisture inside.
  • Bake for 45 minutes.
  • Cut them open and serve with butter or brown sugar for a really special treat. That’s it!

Notes

If liquid is burbling and popping out of and around your yams, that’s okay! That means it’s caramelizing and that’s a good thing. If you’re concerned about the oil reaching high temperatures in the oven, err on the side of less oil when you brush the yams.