Yams are the reddish looking sweet potato that has this marvelous caramelization when roasted in the oven. I peal my yam before cooking to get this caramelization and to make sure I get every bit. When yams get cooked in the oven whole a lot is wasted in the serving process.
1 Large yam
Salt and pepper
Peel the yam and cut it into ½ pieces. Coat the yams with the olive oil and season well with salt and pepper. Place in a baking dish and place in a 350 oven and cook for 60 minutes. Half way through turn the yams in the baking dish. When the yams are soft and browned they are done.