Firstly, can I burst your bubbles and break it to you that yam is a Vegetable. More, importantly, yam should not be confused with sweet potatoes. They are not the same thing as many Nigerians don't know the different.
Yam is very popular in Nigeria and other parts of Africa. You can have boiled yam on your table under 30 minutes. Yam is a blank canvas, which requires few ingredients to make it and, it is very easy to cook too.
What you would need to make boiled a delicious yam are: A tuber of Yam (white), Salt, Sugar, although, it is optional. Then your Water. Furthermore, I think we don't need to be told on how to peel yam than cutting the yam tuber into 1-inch sizes round slices by using a knife.
Then, fast forward to how to cook yam. Remind that, rinse yam clean thoroughly and place in a large saucepan, then add enough water to cover the yam and add salt therefore, place on medium heat and cook till yam is soft. Yam is cooked if a fork goes through it easily. After some minutes, drain the yam to avoid soggy yam and serve yourself immediately.
You can also fellow these steps for cooking Yam Porridge popular called Asaro in Yoruba Language. And, Yam Porridge ingredients are: yam, fresh fish (Titus/Kote), dry fish (optional), pepper, tomatoes, onion, palm oil, pumpkin leave (ugu), cow skin identified asponmo, although it is optional, then grinded crayfish and seasoning were all you need to cook delicious Yam Porridge.
Method of cooking step 1.
- Peel, cut the yam into small pieces and wash, set aside leaving inside water the bowl.
- Remove the bone of dry fish and wash into a pot, then wash fresh fish into same pot and add water, season and cook.
- Remove the bone of fresh fish when cooked.
- Wash your cow skin identified as ponmo thoroughly and cut into tiny pieces, then set it aside.
- Wash pumpkin leave popularly called ugu leave, cut it into pieces and set it aside.
- Wash pepper, tomatoes and onion grind, then fry with the desired palm oil for cooking the porridge, until there is no trace of water, therefore set it aside.
Nevertheless, Yam porridge is a very delicious meal eaten by most tribes in Nigeria, but it is more common in the Yoruba speaking parts of the country.
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