Fried and Caramelized Sesame-Coated Yams

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READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by JamesDeansGirl

Got this one a while ago from my local newspaper but haven't tried it yet. They sound like they'd go well with an Asian-inspired dish, steak, chicken, or pork chops. *Times are just an approximation.*

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 13 lbs yams
  • 4 cups cooking oil, plus
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 2 -3 teaspoons roasted sesame seeds
  • a bowl of cold water, for dipping


  1. Wash the yams, pare, and cut them into bite-sized chunks.
  2. Heat a wok or a large, deep pan; add 4 cups of the oil and heat to 250*F.
  3. Deep fry the yam chunks until tender, 1-2 minutes.
  4. Heat another wok or pan and add the 1 Tbsp.
  5. oil and the sugar; cook over low heat until the sugar is melted and caramelized.
  6. Add the fried yams; mix well.
  7. Sprinkle with sesame seeds before removing to a plate.
  8. When serving, dip the caramelized yams in a bowl of cold water, one by one, while hot.

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