YAM PORRIDGE

HOW TO MAKE YAM PORRIDGE.

YAM PORRIDGE


WHAT IS THE MEANING OF YAM PORRIDGE?
Yam pottage/Yam porridge locally known as[ Asaro] in the Yoruba part of Nigeria is a delicious meal usually made with yam and palm oil. Yam pottage is soft and it tastes so good with the combination of ingredients.


WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YAM PORRIDGE AND YAM POTTAGE?

The two terms are used to describe meals. Porridge, in its classical meaning, mainly refers to the original English oatmeal or other porridge made of grains. Pottage is widely used in Nigeria and many other African countries, mainly as a synonym for porridge. Both porridge and pottage in Nigeria mean the main dish.

INGREDIENTS:

White yam (1kg)

Habanero pepper

2 tablespoonfuls grounded crayfish
Smoked fish, meat, chicken, or your preferred choice (optional) 

1 medium size onion

Red oil (palm oil)

2 stock cube seasoning

salt to taste

Vegetables ( pumpkin or spinach)

YAM PORRIDGE



DIRECTIONS:

-Peel and cut the yam into desired cube sizes, wash and place in a pot

-Wash and cut the onion and vegetables into tiny pieces.

-Grind the pepper and debo. Tutino the smoked fish.

-Add enough water to cover the yam cubes and cook at medium heat.

-When the yam starts boiling, add the grounded crayfish, habanero pepper, onion, stock cubes, and palm oil.

-Add salt and continue cooking until the yam is soft as desired.

-When the yam is cooked, add the vegetable and stir very well with a wooden spoon until the liquid thickens. 

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