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Easy Yam Oto with Hard-Boiled Eggs (Ghana)

An Olive Oil Recipe

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Prep Information

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes

Serves

2 people

Includes

Ingredients

 
  • 2 large yams
  • 1/4 cup Butter Olive Oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • Roasted ground nuts
  • Boiled eggs
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Peel yams and cut into smaller pieces
  • Rinse with water, drain, and then rinse and drain once more
  • Boil the yam pieces in salted water until soft. Drain in colander, place in bowl, and mash.
  • Add 1/4 cup Butter Olive Oil
  • Add chopped onion, salt and pepper and mash again.
  • Served with roasted ground nuts and whole hard boiled eggs

In Africa, harvest festivals have a lot of religious significance. Illustrating this is the Festival of Yams. Yams are the most common food and are the first crop to be harvested. This tradition is celebrated for days and offerings to God and the ancestors are made. These offerings are then distributed among the village folk. The festival is usually held in the month of August, marking the end of the rainy season.
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