View Full Version : How do you cook yam?
15-11-2010, 05:42 PM
My farmer friend gave me some yams today to eat. He didn't tell me how to cook them.
To clarify what i've got first, its a lovely vine with heart shaped green leaves with a purple stem. The yams are big and quite ugly and covered in dirt on the outside. Inside they are purplish white or whitish purple.
Now how do i cook this stuff?
He also gave me some to grow. I don't think its jacama yam. He said its called native yam. I couldn't find much on google.
16-11-2010, 02:54 AM
Has the stem got ridges on it,and is it a bit squarish?Sounds like winged yam if it's like this.
Peel and Cook.Boil, bake,grate.
They can be plainish,but very high nutrition.
16-11-2010, 04:56 AM
Chilli will fix the plainness - do they take on flavours well Fernando, the way a choko does?
16-11-2010, 06:16 AM
NOt sure i will have to check. I didn't notice. We had it last night. I baked it. I think it will be better with quite thin slices say about 3mm thick and then baked or fried. I didn't mind them. I thought them nutty but Dad wasn't impressed. He's difficult to please though. The skin is very tough and not smooth so it was better to peel with them with a knife than a peeler.
Chillli... I'm not a big fan of chilli. I think garlic would be better. I think now they would go all right in soups and stews.
When cooked it holds its form well. I don't think it would be too easy to mash. But i'd say its worth trying.
Really i can see myself using these more instaed of potatoes. Although Joe told me he could grow potatoes in Mossman so perhaps i can grow them here too. Ah so much abundance...
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