Cookbook:Fried Yam with Pepper Sauce

Fried Yam with Pepper Sauce
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Fried yam (dundu) is a dish common among all the tribes in Nigeria. It is a simple delicacy that can serve as either a main meal or a snack. A sauce goes well with fried yam and makes it more filling.

Ingredients edit

Procedure edit

Fried Yam edit

  1. Peel the yam and cut into small chunks for easier frying—most people cut into cuboid or triangular shapes. Put in a bowl of water.
  2. Put a clean frying pan on fire, and dry out any residual water.
  3. Pour about 500 ml vegetable oil into the dry pot, and allow to heat up.
  4. Add the yam pieces to the oil in batches. Carefully add about 20 ml of water—the water is to allow the yam cook a little before frying.
  5. Cook each batch of yam for about 15 minutes.
  6. Repeat the process until all the yam is fried.

Sauce edit

  1. Blend all the peppers and onions together to a chunky paste with a blender or a grater.
  2. Wash and debone the fish.
  3. Put a clean pot on the fire, and dry out any residual water.
  4. Pour vegetable oil into the dry pot, and allow to heat up.
  5. Pour the pepper paste into the hot oil, and reduce the heat to low. This allows the sauce to cook slowly and fry well.
  6. Add salt to taste, the condiments, and then the washed fish.
  7. Cook for about 15 minutes, and then simmer for another 10.
  8. Serve with the fried yam.