How to Make Pounded Yam in a Blender
Pounded yam is one of the swallow recipes I enjoy. It is popularly prepared by pounding boiled yams in a mortar and pestle until smooth, firm and stretchy, but if you’ll rather not pound, here’s how to prepare Pounded Yam in a Blender… yes! you heard right… a blender☺! this method also works for Cocoyam (ede ofe).
To make Pounded Yam in a Blender, you don’t need any particular brand; a good blender with sharp blades will do the job. Here are the
– A tuber of yam- Water (enough to cover the yams when placed in the pot)- A pinch of Salt (optional)
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Procedure :1. Cut the yam into small cubes , peel of the skin and rinse thoroughly.2. Place in a pot, add enough water to cover the yams, add the salt and boil until the yams are tender.(you can poke with a fork to test for doneness). Strain out the water and leave the boiled yams in the pot.
3. Transfer some of the boiled yams onto a plate and cut into smaller bits. Tip: I like to mash the yams a bit, using a fork. This saves my blender from doing a lot of work, but if you have a heavy duty blender, then skip the mashing process.
4. Now,place the yam into the blender(a little at a time) and blend for 20 seconds. Stop every 10 seconds and resume blending. If your blender has a ”pulse” button, pulse the blender for 10 seconds,stop and repeat again until the yams are smooth and stretchy. Observation: When blending the yams, you would see as the yams goes from crumbly bits around the blender jar, to form a whole ”doughy” mass in the center of the blender.