Appetizer Dinner

Yummy Drummies with Candied Yam fries and Zooooo Sticks for fussy kids

Prep: 25 mins

Total Time: 40 mins

Servings: 1 hour 5 mins

There is no actual candy in the yam fries, just yams full of beta-carotene. Chicken dark meat, like drumsticks contain more vitamins A, K, B6, B12, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid and minerals as selenium, phosphorus and zinc than white meat. So not only do they come in a perfect kid size shape …… they’re good for kids too.


10 Island Farmhouse Drumsticks
2 tablespoons Mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper (more or less to taste)
1 cup of flour
Parmesan cheese
2 large Yams
cooking oil


Pre-heat oven to 375F

In a large bowl mix drumsticks and mayonnaise until well coated. In a separate bowl mix dry ingredients except Parmesan cheese. One at a time, gently toss drumsticks in flour mixture and place on cookie sheet. Sprinkle each drumstick with Parmesan cheese and place in oven.

Peel yams, cut into strips and toss in a large bowl with cooking oil, spread onto cookie sheet, add a little salt to taste and place it in the oven with the drumsticks. The yams don’t need to cook as long as the chicken (you’ll find by the time you prepare the yams the chicken has had a good head start).

Fresh seasonal veggies and sour cream – Zuccini sticks (Zooooo sticks), cherry tomatoes, red peppers are always a favourite in our house.