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How To Make Yam Pancake & Toast| Foodie Tuesday

If you are a major foodie, then you probably get tired of eating the same thing all the time. Well, food doesn’t have to be boring when you can be creative. With these reciepes, you can reivent your regular yam and egg and make it into something more interesting and fun to eat.

Before we get into it, please note that this is not an original recipe. To get the original, kindly click here. Also, this is a two-part reciepe, yam pancake and yam toast.

The recipe for yam pancake

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Ingredients

  • Boiled Yam
  • Chopped mixed veg – onions, chilies, spring onions, bell peppers etc
  • 2 eggs – or more depending on how much yam you have
  • Salt
  • Seasoning cubes – optional
  • Vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. If you have leftover pounded yam, that will be excellent as you have skipped stage 1. If you don’t, just boil your yam as normal
  2. Use a potato masher or a food processor to turn it into a mash.
    Add the chopped vegetables & egg. 
  3. Depending on how many yams you have, I say a minimum of two eggs to start with. If you are making it for just yourself, start with 1, then work your way to two eggs if the batter is too thick. There is no water in this recipe. 
  4. The key is, the batter must be thick. If it is too watery, the pancake will break apart when you try to flip it, and it may spill into a mess if you use a waffle maker or sandwich toaster. 
  5. Depending on how much pepper you add, your batter may be pale or pink
  6. Once it is thick and gloopy, season with salt and/or seasoning cubes.
  7. Heat up a non-stick or in this case a cast iron pan with a little oil as you would a regular pancake. Scoop on the batter and use the back of the spoon to spread it out into a wider circle. Because this recipe has no flour in it, you will be best making mini thick pancakes, otherwise, the pancake will split when you try to flip it over. So, you need a sufficiently thick, but not too thick pancake
  8. Cook this on medium heat to allow the pancakes to cook properly on one side without burning, so you can flip it over to cook the other side without breaking the pancake.
  9. Having a frying spoon that is wide enough for the pancake to sit on comfortably before you flip also helps it stay intact.
  10. When both sides have browned, take it out of the pan and repeat the process. 
  11. This is a soft very yummy pancake, when you get crispy edges too, double yum.

The recipe for yam toast

To make Yam Toasties, simply grease your sandwich toaster and scoop on the batter when the light turns green and it is hot enough. The longer you leave it in the toaster, the browner it gets, and you get crispy delicious edges to boot

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