4 Ways to Roast Yam

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4 Ways to Roast Yam
4 Ways to Roast Yam

Roasting is one of the simplest and most versatile ways to cook yams, a type of sweet potato. In addition, it looks hot and extremely healthy. These dishes are perfect for dieters. Follow the instructions to learn how to prepare them.


Basic recipe

  • sweet potatoes
  • Aluminum foil and baking sheet
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar or maple syrup
  • Salt and pepper
  • Oil or olive oil

Paleolithic recipe

  • sweet potatoes
  • Coconut oil
  • Cinnamon or Nutmeg
  • coconut butter

in medallions

  • 4 sweet potatoes cut into 2.5 cm slices
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of honey (sweet dish)
  • 2 teaspoons of powdered cinnamon (sweet dish)
  • 2 tablespoons of brown or refined sugar (sweet dish)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper (salty dish)
  • Paprika (salty dish)

on sticks

  • 4 sweet potatoes on sticks
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic, curry, cumin or paprika (optional)

in the microwave

  • sweet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • Butter
  • Oil or olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • brown or refined sugar


Method 1 of 4: Basic Recipe

Bake a Yam Step 1

Step 1. Preheat oven to 230 °C

If you like, you can cook yams along with other foods.

Step 2. Place a piece of aluminum foil on the bottom of the baking sheet as sweet potatoes tend to release a difficult-to-clean liquid

Don't wrap it, just place it on top of the aluminum foil

Step 3. Wash and poke the sweet potato

First, clean under cold water. Then pierce four to five times with a fork or knife. Place on baking sheet.

  • If desired, sprinkle with olive oil or vegetable oil. Spread the liquid all over the food.
  • In Paleolithic recipes, use coconut oil.
Bake a Yam Step 4

Step 4. Bake for approximately one hour

During this time, flip the sweet potato. It will be ready when it is soft. To check this, put on a kitchen glove and squeeze the vegetable. Another option is to skewer it with a knife. If not well cooked, continue baking. Another tip is to watch the bark; it will be darker when the food is cooked.

Cooking time will depend on the size of the sweet potato; this can range between 45 and 75 minutes

Step 5. Take the sweetpotato out of the pan and open it with a knife

Serve with bits of butter.

  • In the Paleolithic version, cover with coconut butter and sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg. Another option is to use maple syrup or honey.
  • To make the dish more sweet, sprinkle brown or refined sugar. In savory recipes, prefer cumin, pepper and paprika.

Method 2 of 4: In medallions

Bake a Yam Step 6

Step 1. Preheat oven to 230 °C

Step 2. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into 2.5 cm thick slices

Spread medallions on a baking sheet.

Another preparation alternative is to wash and keep the peel. It contains lots of nutrients and aids in digestion…

Step 3. Season to taste

First, drizzle with oil. Another option is to use chunks of butter. Decide whether you want a sweet or savory recipe.

  • If sweet, sprinkle with honey and sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg. Another option is to use brown or refined sugar.
  • If salty, sprinkle with salt, pepper and paprika.
Bake a Yam Step 9

Step 4. Bake for half an hour

After 15 minutes, start testing for softness.

Method 3 of 4: On toothpicks

Bake a Yam Step 10

Step 1. Preheat oven to 230 °C

Step 2. Wash and cut the sweet potato

As the husk will not be removed, wash it well. Then cut into sticks.

Another idea is to make medallions and then cut them into quarters. The sweet potato pieces will look like slices of pizza

Step 3. Season

To do this, place the pieces in a large bowl. Add salt, pepper and oil.

  • Use whatever spices you like. Try garlic, paprika, cumin, curry etc.
  • For a Paleolithic version, prefer coconut oil.

Step 4. Spread the sweet potato on a baking sheet

Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, turning at least once during this time. Depending on the oven, cooking time can be longer or shorter. Bake until crisp and golden.

Do not overfill the pan, as the sticks will not be crispy

Method 4 of 4: In the microwave

Bake a Yam Step 14

Step 1. Leave the sweet potato whole, but make holes in it

If you want to cook it in pieces, peel it first. Then cut into pieces approximately 2.5 cm wide. Place in a microwaveable bowl

Step 2. Season to taste

Add 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil.

  • If you want a sweet dish, add 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, refined sugar or maple syrup, 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice or cinnamon or nutmeg.
  • If you want a salty recipe, add salt and pepper.

Step 3. Cook at maximum temperature

Cover bowl and set 10 minutes, checking for tenderness halfway through. Continue cooking at 2-minute intervals until done.

If sweetpotato is whole, turn in half the time. If it is in pieces, shake the container

Bake a Yam Step 17

Step 4. Finished


  • Before baking, try rolling the sweet potatoes with bacon.
  • Oil or oil the roasted sweet potatoes to create a crispy crust.
  • Cooking for more than 1 hour usually does not result in problems.
  • Sweet potato is a superfood. In other words, it has a lot of nutrients. One cup contains 65% of the daily requirement for vitamin C; for vitamin A, that number rises to 700%. It is also rich in calcium, folic acid, potassium and beta-carotene. Also, its glycemic index is low.
  • Bake multiple units at once. Then put in plastic pots and store in the refrigerator.

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