Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Wash the yams and slice into 1/4-inch-thick wedges. Place the yams in a large mixing bowl and coat with the olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and spread out on a baking sheet. Roast the yams until tender to the touch, about 30 minutes.
Put the canola oil in a frying pan and heat to 180 degrees F. Fry the yams on each side until the outside is brown and caramelized. Season with salt, pepper and the chopped parsley. Serve with ketchup or your favorite condiment.
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Recipe courtesy of James Starr, The Golden State, Los Angeles, CA