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Boiled Yellow Yams

Find out how to cut, cook / boil, and the benefits of yellow yams! This underrated tuber veggie deserves a place at the dinner table. This is a staple vegetable in Haitian and Jamaican cuisine.
Course Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine Caribbean, Haitian, Jamaican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 401kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 Lbs. Yellow yam
  • 1 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • Water for boiling

Instructions

  • Boil a pot of water. Remove the skin. Use a paring knife to peel the skin of the yam. Then cut into medium size.
    Add the yam pieces. And cook for 30 minutes on medium high heat or until fork through.
    boiled tuber vegetable in hot water in pot
  • Add the yam pieces. And cook for 30 minutes on medium high heat or until fork through. Remove the yams from the boiling water. Serve hot.
    Sliced yams in gray bowl

Notes

  1. Add about a teaspoon of salt to the water to season the yam. 
  2. It is recommended to have a large bowl of water aside to place the pieces of yams. This will prevent the yams from red or dark after it is peeled. 
  3. Best to serve hot as a side. 
 

Nutrition

Serving: 4People | Calories: 401kcal | Carbohydrates: 95g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 2776mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Vitamin C: 97mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 24mg