Homemade Yam Fries with Aioli

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These homemade yam fries with aioli are the perfect game day snack. They are easy to share, and are healthier since they are baked not fried!

Homemade Yam Fries with Aioli

Yam fries are always a good idea. They are an especially good idea when watching the game with friends and family! While Julian and I will sadly not be able to watch the game with our friends this year, we still plan on enjoying the snacks!

Even though we plan on enjoying our game day favorites while we watch the Super Bowl, we want to stay on track with our healthy eating. Cue these delicious baked yam fries! Using just a little bit of olive oil and the perfect spice mix, these yam fries pack a lot of healthy flavor.

Every fry needs it's perfect dipping sauce. I have you covered with this lightened up aioli. It uses a combination of half-fat mayonnaise and non-fat plain Greek yogurt to create the perfect consistency. A blend of spices also give it the perfect, dippable flavor. You do not want to skip out on this sauce!

Homemade Yam Fries with Aioli

How to Make Homemade Yam Fries with Aioli

While the full instructions are available below, here are some tips to make the best healthy Super Bowl snack!

  • Be sure to cut your yams into even strips. This is important, because it will help your fries cook at the same time.
  • When tossing your fries, olive oil, and spices, make sure to coat all of the fries evenly.  This is important, because the oil will help ensure all of the fries get crispy.
  • Make sure you spread your yam fries evenly on the baking sheet and avoid over-crowding them.  This is important, because it will help make the fries crispy.  If you overcrowd the fries on the baking sheet, they will steam and will not crisp.
Homemade Yam Fries with Aioli

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Homemade Yam Fries with Aioli

These homemade yam fries with aioli are the perfect game day snack. They are easy to share, and are healthier since they are baked not fried!

Author:
Kirsten

Ingredients

For the Yam Fries:

  • 12oz yam, peeled and sliced into strips (1 medium)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste

For the Aioli:

  • 2 tbsp half-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh tarragon, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.  Toss the yam slices, olive oil, and spices in a large mixing bowl until evenly combined.  Spread onto a parchment lined baking sheet, without touching.
  2. Bake for 20 minutes and toss.  Bake for another 15 to 20 minutes, until the fries start to crisp on the edges and are tender on the inside.
  3. While the yam fries bake, mix the aioli ingredients until well combined.  Let the yam fries cool for a few minutes.  Serve with the aioli and enjoy!

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