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bahabalyn
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YAMSTICKS? - Fri, 06/25/04 11:55 PM
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I just came home from a perfectly done meal of yamsticks, barbeque,slaw, hushpuppies and sweet tea at Murrays Q in Raleigh......I can't put into words how REALLY good it was!!!...... I wondered if anyone has a recipe for making yamsticks at home? Where you may have eaten the yam or sweet potato sticks? What you thought of them?

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RE: YAMSTICKS? - Sat, 06/26/04 2:50 AM
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Here is one version of fried sweet potato sticks: http://southernfood.about.com/library/rec97/bl1109c.htm

And here is one version of baked sweet potato sticks: http://www.justvegetablerecipes.com/veg-0051589.html

And another baked version (they call them roasted): http://atozfitness.recipezaar.com/55989

And yet another baked version with a sweet glaze (scroll about half-way down the page): http://www.aliciasrecipes.com/sweet_potato_recipes.htm

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RE: YAMSTICKS? - Sat, 06/26/04 3:45 AM
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Golden Corral used to have a wonderful version of yamsticks, unfortunately they are now gone from our town.. I have to content myself with bagged sweet potato fries... not the same..

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RE: YAMSTICKS? - Sun, 07/11/04 1:35 AM
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Jennifer_4, I was at a rib joint in Lexington, Ky over the 4th and they had some type of sweet potato fry........you are sooooooo right....DEFINITELY not the same as those wonderful yamsticks. I'll have to return to Murrays in Raleigh VERY soon for the real thing!

6star, I'll have to do some experimenting with the sweet potato stick recipes..... thanks very much for taking the time to send them to me.

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RE: YAMSTICKS? - Wed, 07/28/04 10:16 AM
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Many thanks for AliciasRecipes.com---I love sweet potatos--in any form. The last yamsticks I had were served with a hot curry sauce that was really yummy. The hot/sweet mix was good.

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RE: YAMSTICKS? - Wed, 07/28/04 10:43 AM
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Yamsticks??? That's a new one to a southerner! I'm not bashing, I've just never heard fried sweet potatoes endeared "yamsticks". I've never cared for any type of sweet potatoes. My husband and his family will eat them all sorts of ways: sweet potatoe pie, sweet potato shuffle, fried, baked, you name it. In some of our restaurants you can order either idaho baked, or sweet potato baked, the latter being served with a sweet cinnamon butter unless you request different. A guest of mine had these with her baby backs ribs at Austin's Steakhouse in Valdosta.

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RE: YAMSTICKS? - Wed, 07/28/04 1:05 PM
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Originally posted by lamertz

Many thanks for AliciasRecipes.com---I love sweet potatos--in any form. The last yamsticks I had were served with a hot curry sauce that was really yummy. The hot/sweet mix was good.


i second that!!! my wife and i both LOVE sweet potatoe--had french fried sweet potates that were excellent just the other night at a new eatery in Muscogee --was hoping to get the Cuban sandwich they had but the management was unsatisfied with the qulity of some of his ingrediants so he pulled it till he has a better supplier---i take that as a good sign and will return to check it out. ----and alicia's is s fun site!!!!

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RE: YAMSTICKS? - Wed, 07/28/04 1:17 PM
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Just went to the Alicia's site, WOW so many ways to fix sweet potatoes. Even though I won't eat them, I want to try to make the chips for sure. My sister-in-law is the sweet potato queen, I'll make sure she get's this. I wonder where "Alicia" is from??

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RE: YAMSTICKS? - Wed, 07/28/04 2:35 PM
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Originally posted by 6star

Here is one version of fried sweet potato sticks: http://southernfood.about.com/library/rec97/bl1109c.htm

And here is one version of baked sweet potato sticks: http://www.justvegetablerecipes.com/veg-0051589.html

And another baked version (they call them roasted): http://atozfitness.recipezaar.com/55989

And yet another baked version with a sweet glaze (scroll about half-way down the page): http://www.aliciasrecipes.com/sweet_potato_recipes.htm



I have tried at least 3 of these recipes and have had no success. The potatoes always come out soggy............I would love to be able to make some that are truly crisp like you can get in some restaurants.

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RE: YAMSTICKS? - Wed, 07/28/04 3:50 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by chezkatie

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Originally posted by 6star

Here is one version of fried sweet potato sticks: http://southernfood.about.com/library/rec97/bl1109c.htm

And here is one version of baked sweet potato sticks: http://www.justvegetablerecipes.com/veg-0051589.html

And another baked version (they call them roasted): http://atozfitness.recipezaar.com/55989

And yet another baked version with a sweet glaze (scroll about half-way down the page): http://www.aliciasrecipes.com/sweet_potato_recipes.htm



I have tried at least 3 of these recipes and have had no success. The potatoes always come out soggy............I would love to be able to make some that are truly crisp like you can get in some restaurants.


Try peanut oil--hot---and dont make them to big----works for us---btw if you get email that looks familiar to this---sorry--wrong "click"

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RE: YAMSTICKS? - Wed, 07/28/04 4:18 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by tiki

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Originally posted by chezkatie

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Originally posted by 6star

Here is one version of fried sweet potato sticks: http://southernfood.about.com/library/rec97/bl1109c.htm

And here is one version of baked sweet potato sticks: http://www.justvegetablerecipes.com/veg-0051589.html

And another baked version (they call them roasted): http://atozfitness.recipezaar.com/55989

And yet another baked version with a sweet glaze (scroll about half-way down the page): http://www.aliciasrecipes.com/sweet_potato_recipes.htm



I have tried at least 3 of these recipes and have had no success. The potatoes always come out soggy............I would love to be able to make some that are truly crisp like you can get in some restaurants.


Try peanut oil--hot---and dont make them to big----works for us---btw if you get email that looks familiar to this---sorry--wrong "click"


So you would fry the "chips" as opposed to baking them with veggie spray?

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RE: YAMSTICKS? - Wed, 07/28/04 6:39 PM
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definatly---just like french fries---works great and tastes wonderful----i also like to grate fresh sweet potato and mix with a teaspoon or two of flour and a well beaten egg and a bit of fresh grated nutmeg--i put a layer in a non stick frypan at high flame and cook till crispy then flip it over---wonderful sweet potato pancakes that are basically sweet potato hashbrowns---killer for breakfast with syrup or as a side with a pork roast---my fave!

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RE: YAMSTICKS? - Fri, 05/27/05 11:46 AM
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Sweet potatoes work very well as oven fries - slice in a fry shape, toss with some olive oil and a little chipotle powder (or seasoning of your choice), and bake. Watch carefully to make sure they don't burn (because of all the sugar in 'em).

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RE: YAMSTICKS? - Sat, 07/16/05 6:41 PM
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Sweet potato fries are awesome. Anyone tried yellow squash fries? They are great too.

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RE: YAMSTICKS? - Sat, 07/16/05 7:07 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by Jennifer_4

Golden Corral used to have a wonderful version of yamsticks, unfortunately they are now gone from our town.. I have to content myself with bagged sweet potato fries... not the same..


Golden Corral's version was a vendor product made up of shredded sweet potato, egg solids, lots of sugar, and a lot of other "fillers". Of course, they were preformed by machine, etc. I would bet that a similar product could be replicated by just about anyone. I will search the archives & report back later.

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RE: YAMSTICKS? - Sat, 07/16/05 9:57 PM
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I'm hot to hear about this. I'd love to do sweet potato fries at my hot dog joint. Every time I've ever fried the damn things they've gotten soggy real quickly. Never could get them crispy. But I'll try again, cause I think they're potentially a real winner, and a signature dish.

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RE: YAMSTICKS? - Sat, 07/16/05 10:57 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by Adjudicator

quote:
Originally posted by Jennifer_4

Golden Corral used to have a wonderful version of yamsticks, unfortunately they are now gone from our town.. I have to content myself with bagged sweet potato fries... not the same..


Golden Corral's version was a vendor product made up of shredded sweet potato, egg solids, lots of sugar, and a lot of other "fillers". Of course, they were preformed by machine, etc. I would bet that a similar product could be replicated by just about anyone. I will search the archives & report back later.


Thanks for the infor.. they sure were tasty just the same..