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If you are planning a grilling event, there’s one meal combo that I highly recommend. This Sympli suya-spiced yam fries and guacamole (avocado) dip. It’s an easy make-ahead spicy, crispy and definitely a delicious avant-gout for when you have to wait a while for your grills and roast to cook.
How to make crispy oven-grilled yam fries
These fries are so easy to make ahead, it’s simply ridiculous. All you have to do is coat Sympli’s freshly frozen yam fries with homemade or store-bought suya spice and breadcrumbs. Then oven-grill until crispy and golden brown. I mixed homemade suya spice with some water and oil to ease infusion of spices into the yam and coated with breadcrumbs so that any moisture is quickly absorbed and yam fries can be grilled crispy.
Making guacamole for yam fries
A simple but great-tasting Guacamole is made from mashed ripe avocado mixed with fresh tomatoes, onions, black pepper, and herbs of choice. I like to deseed my tomatoes to avoid too much moisture. Then add lemon juice for that extra zing, chopped parsley to balance out the taste, and a pinch of salt and pepper to round everything up. For an extra creamy guac dip, I recommend adding some oil, preferably avocado oil which is very mild in taste.
Now let’s make some yam fries & guacamole dip
Here are some SUPA tips to enable you to make your best suya-spiced yam fries and guac dip yet.
Tip #1: Tone down your onions. Onions can be overpowering, so I recommend soaking them in warm water for about 5 minutes. This will de-flame the onions but keep the crisp.
Tip #2: Use plum or Roma tomatoes that are not too moist or deseed your tomatoes to avoid too moist dip.
Tip #3: Add avocado oil for extra creamy guacamole dip.
Tip #4: Coat yam fries with bread crumbs or panko especially if you aim at baking your Sympli yam fries. This will yield extra crispy yams. Your mouth will thank you.
Tip #5: Coat yam fries from frozen. No need to thaw. That’s one of the great things about Sympli food.
Sympli Suya-spiced Yam Fries & Guacamole Dip
Easy, delicious and crispy grilled suya-spiced yam fries and guacamole dip that you can enjoy as an avant-gout during your next grilling event.
For Suya-spiced yam fries
- 1 packet Sympli yam fries
- 3 tbsp suya spice homemade or store-bought
- 1 tbsp oil
- 2 tbsp water
For the guacamole dip
- 3 ripe avocados
- 1/2 ripe Roma tomato deseeded
- 1/2 purple onion finely chopped
- 1 tbsp parsley finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp black pepper ground
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp oil preferably avocado oil
- 1/2 lemon extract juice
Breadcrumbs for coating
Mix suya spice
Mix homemade suya spice with water and oil into a smooth semi-watery paste and set aside
Coat yam fries
Do not thaw your Sympli yam fries. Simply coat from frozen.
Take one yam fry and coat with suya spice. Then coat with bread crumbs and place on a baking tray covered with parchment paper. Do the same with the rest of the yam fries.
Bake at 180 degrees for 20 minutes or until yam fries are golden brown and crispy.
Slice avocado into two halves. Remove the seed and scope out the avocado flesh into a bowl.
Using a fork or a potato mash, mash your avocados. I like to live some avocado chunks but that's just me. Mash to a smooth purée if you like it that way.
Add deseeded tomatoes, chopped onions, parsley, oil, salt and pepper and mix well. Now squeeze the juice of half a lemon on top. Lemon juice will add extra zing and will slow down the darkening process of your guacamole. A big plus!
Dip your yam fries into guacamole when chilled and enjoy as an appetizer.
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