Yams and sweet potatoes are loaded with Vitamin B6 & C and other health benefits and so I try to incorporate them in my cooking whenever possible. I had some leftover yams and combined it with my go-to stir fry recipe to make this delicious dish. Simple and quick to make, this is a wonderful side dish to any meal.
1/2 lb yams or sweet potatoes
1/2 small red onion
1 tsp minced garlic
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp oyster sauce
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Fill a bowl with water. Add 1 teaspoon of salt and stir to dissolve. Peel yams and slice into small 1/2-inch thick chunks. Add yams into water bowl and soak for 5 minutes. (This prevents the yams from turning brown as they oxidize very quickly.) Drain. Layer yams on a large plate and microwave on High for 4 minutes. Yams should be about half-way cooked at this point. Peel and dice the onions.
Heat a wok over medium-high heat. Add oil, onions and garlic. Stir fry for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant. Add yams and stir fry for 3 minutes. Add oyster sauce, soy sauce and black pepper. Stir fry for another 2-3 minutes.
Yields: 2-3 servings