Caramelized Yam Wedges

I love Yam fries (without the chipotle mayo) and these are more than yummy delightful. What a way to serve a burger, these wedges and a cold one on a Friday night or maybe Sunday afternoon watching the golf, hockey or whatever channel you watch. Trust me I don’t need an excuse.


  • 3 tbsp. butter (not margarine)
  • 3 medium yams (orange ones), peeled and cut lengthwise and then into 8 – 1/2 inch wedges
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 oz. freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. white sugar
  • zest of one orange

In a large pan on medium high heat, melt the butter. Add the wedges to the pan and stir to coat completely. Add 1 cup water and the orange juice, cover and cook for about 5 minutes (fork tender). Do this in stages if you must until all done.

Remove cover, reduce heat to medium and continue cooking, tossing occasionally, until most of the liquid has evaporated. About 4 minutes longer.

Combine the sugars and sprinkle over the potatoes until all coated. Continue cooking until they start to caramelize and the potatoes have a brown glaze (5-7 minutes) and tossing to prevent them burning. When the sugars bubble and brown around the edges, removed and garnish with the zest.

Serve immediately. Put the salt and pepper on the table and let everyone season to their liking.

Take a bow, these are amazing.


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