Deep Fry Method: Wash and dry yams.
Pare and cut into lengthwise strips approximately 1/2 inch thick.
Heat oil in deep fryer or kettle to 350°.
Fry medium amounts of yams for 5 minutes or until yams are brown and tender.
Repeat with remaining yams.
Remove from hot oil and drain on paper towels.
Sprinkle with salt, if desired.