Japanese Yam Fries

Japanese Yam Fries

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Fries are only as good as what you dip them in. Here, sweet Japanese yams are roasted to perfection in the oven while you whip up a wasabi aioli. Nori paper is used, along with salt, to add flavor and a touch of crunch.

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SERVINGS
4
PREP & COOK TIME
35 min
CALORIES
290
FAT
18g
CARBOHYDRATES
30g
PROTEIN
3g

MAIN INGREDIENTS

  1. 20 oz Japanese yam
  2. 1 tbsp tuxedo sesame seeds
  3. ¼ cup Vegenaise
  4. 1 tsp wasabi
  5. ½ tsp agave
  6. juice from ½ lemon
  7. Nori sheet
  8. 2 tbsp oil of choice
  9. salt
Allergens: soy

TOOLS

  • Baking sheet

INSTRUCTIONS

1
Bake the fries

Preheat the oven to 425°F. Cut the yam into matchstick fries. Add them to a baking sheet along with 2 tbsp oil, sesame seeds, and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Bake for 15 - 17 minutes until golden brown. Flip over and bake for 5-10 more minutes.

2
Make the aioli

While the fries cook, prepare the aioli. Halve the lemon. In a small bowl whisk the Vegenaise, wasabi, agave and ½ cup lemon juice. Add salt to taste. Cut the nori into small pieces.

3
Serve

Once the fries are done, sprinkle them with the nori pieces. Serve alongside the wasabi aioli.