These make a great snack, appy or side. I think they are best to make when your other mealtime tasks are minimal. I know that deep frying is so bad for you, but everyone once in a while right? All good things in moderation!

2-3 small yams
3 cups vegetable oil
1 tsp salt
2 tsp Cajun seasoning
6 cups water

3/4 cup mayo
2 cloves roasted garlic
juice from one lemon
2-4 chipotle peppers


  1. Bring water a boil
  2. Heat oil to about 375 degree F
  3. Peal, wash and slice up yams
  4. Boil yams for about 1-2 minutes
  5. Strain yams, do not rinse, and lay out on towel to absorb extra moisture
  6. Carefully fry a handful of yams for about 2 minutes, remove and let drain on paper towel
  7. Fry remainder of yams
  8. Fry up yams in similar fashion a second time, this time let batches fry for about 4-5 min until golden brown
  9. Drain yams on a paper towel
  10. In a bowl, add yams and toss with salt and Cajun spice.

To make the chipotle mayo, in a food processor combine mayo, roasted garlic, lemon juice and chipotle (to taste).