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How to make Portuguese fried yams (inhames fritos).
Preparation time:
10 min
Cooking Time:
Ready In:
1 h 50 min
Level of Difficulty:

Portuguese Fried Yams Recipe

Portuguese Fried Yams Recipe

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Wed, Mar 9, 2016, 13:11
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4 large yamsVegetable oil for fryingSalt (to taste)Pepper (to taste)
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    1) Place the yams in a saucepan with enough water to cover. Add a pinch of salt.
    2) Let it cook on medium heat for about an hour and a half until they are tender.
    4) Once done, remove the skin and slice the roots in a circular shape about a half an inch thick.
    5) Immediately fry the slices in a pan with oil on medium to high heat until they are golden brown.
    6) Place on a platter with paper towels to dry and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve while hot.

    Recipe & Photo Credit: easyportugueserecipes.com


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