How To Cook African Yam
These are the instructions for boiling African yam, which is the first step for many recipes including pounded yam, yam porridge etc.
- ½ tuber Yam medium
- Salt a pinch
Cut off one of the ends of the yam and cut into slices.
Peel the slices and place in a bowl of water to prevent browning.
Wash the yam slices under running water to remove all sand and dirt.
Place in a saucepan filled with water making sure the water covers the yam.
Add a pinch of salt.
Place over medium heat and allow to cook. New yam will be ready in about 15mins, while more mature yam could take between 20 – 25 mins.
Remove from heat.