Fried and Caramelized Sesame-Coated Yams

Recipe by JamesDeansGirl
READY IN: 30mins


  • 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


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