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Pounded Yam

What is it? Yams that have been crushed or stirred to a creamy, dough-like consistency. Pounded yams are considered a fufu (a kind of starchy side dish) usually served with a stew or efo.

One could compare pounded yams to mashed potatoes, but that’d be doing a disservice to the magically pull-apart dough-like texture attained by this dish. And you don’t need a mortar and pestle to cook pounded yams — you can make them with a hand mixer, a blender, or yam flour.


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