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How to Cook Yam (African Yam)

How to cook yam (African Yam). Yam is tuber root vegetable that is grown in most African and Asian countries. We have white yam and yellow yam..
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Main Course, Yam recipes
Cuisine: African, Asian, Nigerian
Keyword: african yam, how to boil yam, How to cook soft fluffy yam, How to cook yam, ways to cook yam
Servings: 4
Calories: 5kcal
Author: K's Cuisine
Cost: $5


  • 1 Whole Yam
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • Salt


  • Cut Yam, slice and peel the skin off
  • Rinse yam and put in a pot, cover with water, add salt, sugar, cover and leave to boil for 25 minutes or till soft (when poked with fork it goes in without resistance)
  • When soft, drain the water and leave the yam to cool
  • Serve with sauce of choice.



Serve with sauce of choice.