Milpitas for BLC's Roasted Ruby Yam Slices
A side dish that is a HUGE favorite at our house: Roasted Ruby Yam Slices!
Yes, yams! Some people call them sweet potatoes, but the ruby reds are actually yams. I am not sure how many calories, but it's mostly the veggie so it can't be much. The amount you cook depends on how many you are serving, but we usually try to get one small yam per person - though we have split one large one three ways. One 5-inch yam has about 112 calories. It's flexible! We never seem to have any leftovers of this, so don't know how they would be the next day - probably not as crispy.
Lightly spray a cookie sheet with Pam.
Peel raw yam until all skin is off, then continue using the peeler to slice off extremely thin slices of the yam onto the cookie sheet. I suppose if you have a fancy slicer, you could do this with a mandolin or a Cuisinart, but to me that's just another thing to clean. So, I use the peeler to get small thin pieces until it's so small I just have to cut them. The shape isn't as important as the thinness.
As you slice them, spread out over the cookie sheet. When done, lightly spray slices with Pam, sprinkle with Mrs. Dash, toss until mixed. Maybe add more Mrs. Dash. You could probably use olive oil in a spritzer instead of Pam, but our spritzer broke...
Bake in a hot oven (425) for about 15-20 minutes (depends on how many yams), stirring and tossing them with a wide spatula about halfway through. They become soft and a little darker in color - we even like the burnt ones!! Well, okay, not the completely burnt ones, but the ones with burnt edges are still good!
They will cook fast, and they are soooooo good they will disappear! Some will be crispy, while others will be softer, but they all taste fabulous and the color they add to the plate is wonderful. We scoop them off the cookie sheet and serve them as is. Some people add salt, others don't. I think they are beyond scrumptious, and our son always asks for more...
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