Side Dish Recipe, Yam Recipes

Oven Baked Yam Chips

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These oven-baked yam chips right here are crispy, light and healthy. Take the guilt out of eating fried yam chips and bake them in the oven instead.  Swap puna yam for sweet potatoes and you can customise the chips to any flavour you want and you may choose to keep them simple with just salt and very little oil.  These chips is healthy when eaten in moderation.

oven baked yam chips

Yam Chips

I was feeling peckish the other day and I didn’t want to open a packet of crisps because I have now decided to start watching my height again. Hahaha! I made my own garlic and salted baked yam chips instead.

All you need to make this easy peasy healthy snacks is you, your puna yam or any other kind of yams like sweet potatoes, a sharp knife or slicer or mandolin and any spices of choice. Oh! and oven and if you don’t have an oven, simply fry the yam chips and eat less, lol. To make these chips healthier, use dehydrator or oven fryer.

yam chips in a ramekin

Ingredients

Yam tuber (300g)

Salt

Sugar optional

2tbsp veg oil (I used garlic infused oil)

image from the recipe

How to make yam chips

  • Preheat the oven at 180C/356F
  • Peel the puna yam (or sweet potatoes) and cut lengthways or crossways and slice them thinly with a knife or a mandolin slicer.
  • Add the sliced yam to a bowl, add enough water to cover, salt to taste, sugar and leave to rest for about half an hour or longer.
  • Drain the water from the yam and place the thinly sliced yam on a kitchen towel to drain out excess moisture. Add the yam chips to a bowl, add 2 tbsp oil and toss to combine
  • Place a baking sheet in a baking tray, spread the sliced yam on the tray then place in an oven and bake for 15-25 minutes or till it is well baked.

raw yam slices before and after it was baked

Take the yam chips out of the oven and place in a bowl, toss in some sugar (optional) and salt and leave to cool and enjoy with this sour cream and chives dip or any other dips of choice

Baked Yam Chips

Baked yam chips recipe! with only 3 ingredients, these chips make a perfect and healthy snack. It is easy to make and deliciously crispy.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: African, Nigerian
Keyword: baked sweet potatoes, oven baked yam chips, yam chips
Servings: 2 people
Author: Ajoke

Ingredients

  • 300 g Yam tuber substitute with sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 tsp Salt or use according to preference
  • 1 tsp Sugar optional
  • 2 tbsp veg oil I used garlic infused oil

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven at 180C/356F
  • Peel the puna yam and cut lengthways or crossways and slice them thinly with a knife or a mandolin slicer.
  • Add the sliced yam pieces to a bowl, add enough water to cover, add salt to taste, sugar and leave to rest for about half an hour or longer. 
  • Drain the water from the yam and place the sliced yam on a kitchen towel to drain out excess moisture. Add the yam chips to a bowl, add 2 tbsp oil and toss to combine
  • Place a baking sheet in a baking tray, spread the sliced yam on the tray then place in an oven and bake for 15-25 minutes or till it is well baked.
  • Take the yam chips out of the oven and place in a bowl, toss in some sugar or salt and leave to cool. 

baked yam chips on parchment

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3 Comments

  1. pls how can I preserve the baked yam chip for a month at least???

     
    • Store in an airtight container. I am not sure if it would last up to a month as it’s not fried. Hopefully it should be fine if the yam is thinly sliced

       
  2. This went down well at mine, it was all gone before I could say hey! Thanks for the recipe.

     

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