Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"If life were fair, Dan Quayle would be making a living asking 'Do you want fries with that?" -John Cleese, Genius

The refrigerator light goes on...

The great thing about these oven fried yams is that they are crispy and delicious with just a bit of salt and thyme flavor. This recipe is so simple you just have to do it.

The prep takes all of two minutes. Tossing them into a pan and watching them - another two minutes. Great fries to go with that Turkey Mushroom Burger in thirty minutes total. Easy and great for you with a point on your Mediterranean diet score as well as 6 grams of fiber.


Thick Cut Yam Fries

Servings: 2 | Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups fries

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied but does not make very good leftovers.

Thick Cut Yam Fries recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 2 small yams (about 5 ounces each)
  • 2 quarts ice water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/8 tsp dried thyme leaves
  • spray olive oil

Scrub the yams well and then cut into wedges.  It's easiest to cut them in half lengthwise and then quarters and then eighths. 

Place the cut yams in the ice water for 20 minutes

Place a large skillet in the oven and set the preheat to 325°F.

When the oven is hot spray the pan lightly with oil. 

Remove the yams from the ice water and pat dry.

Add the yam wedges to the hot pan and sprinkle the salt, pepper and thyme over the top. 

Spray lightly with olive oil. 

Return the pan to the oven and cook for about 25 minutes tossing frequently. 

Serve hot. 

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups fries

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 190 Calories from Fat 22
% Daily Value
Total Fat 2.5g 3%
  Saturated Fat 0g 0%
  Monounsaturated Fat 1.5g
  Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 310mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 14%
    Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
    Sugars <1g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 27%
Calcium 3% Iron 5%
Vitamin K 6mcg Potassium 1200mg