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How to properly store a cut yam?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 04, 2011 at 11:11 AM

I bought an African Yam and it's really delicious. I don't like the super sweet potatoes i can buy in my local supermarkets. They are too expensive anyway (4,5 ??? / kilo; 6,35 $ /2.2 pounds). I cut a piece to boil it, but what to do with the rest? It's really huge. At least 5 meals for me and I'd only eat it 2 times a week.

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on March 08, 2012
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African yams or "name" are NOT sweet potatoes. Callings sweet potatoes "yams" is an American habit.

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on April 05, 2011
at 10:57 PM

I guess you could also cook it all at once and then freeze portions for later.

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on February 04, 2011
at 11:16 AM

Normally with sweet potatoes I just put it back in the fridge, if any part if it goes bad you just need to cut it off and use the rest.

Pretty much the same thing i've seen them do in a lot of stores with yams/sweet potatoes, they will just cut any bad parts off.

There may be a better way, but this is all I do.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on April 05, 2011
at 10:57 PM

I guess you could also cook it all at once and then freeze portions for later.

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on March 08, 2012
at 02:15 PM

African yams or "name" are NOT sweet potatoes. Callings sweet potatoes "yams" is an American habit.

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on May 18, 2013
at 03:42 PM

hello i am from the Netherlands and i found out a solution,cut the piece you want to use and imediatly put the other end in a small bowl with 2 centimeters water ,the other time you again cut of the piece you want to use refresh the water and imediatly put it back again ,you will see it really works and the yam stays good and fresh

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on May 18, 2013
at 05:31 PM

Smear butter or coco oil on the exposed part and keep it the refrigerator until you're ready to cook it. It's a tip I remember from keeping hard cheese in the refrigerator. It should work just fine.

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Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on March 08, 2012
at 02:17 PM

If you have an actual yam (the African yam, "name" (nah-yeh-meh)), which I've been seeing at stores a lot more often over the last year, the best ways to prepare it are boiled, then mashed, or cut into sticks and fried.

They fry up really well as sticks.

The name is a pretty darn starchy food -- no sugar, all starch -- but pleasantly bitter and tasty when cooked with a good oil.

For storage, rub the exposed, cut, raw flesh with lemon juice. You should find that cuts down on browning. If you've already peeled the whole thing ... start eating! ;-)

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