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Yam is the common name for some plant species in the genus Dioscorea (family Dioscoreaceae) that form edible tubers.
Yams are perennial herbaceous vines cultivated for the consumption of their starchy tubers in many temperate and tropical regions, especially in West Africa, South America and the Caribbean, Asia, and Oceania. The tubers themselves, also called "yams", come in a variety of forms owing to numerous cultivars and related species.Yams were independently domesticated on three different continents: Africa (Dioscorea rotundata), Asia (Dioscorea alata), and the Americas (Dioscorea trifida).
Tempura (Featuring Prawns, Yam, Sweet Potato and Jalapeno Pepper):
1) Flour (unbleached) - 1 cup
2) Egg (cold) - 1
3) Water (ice cold) - 1 cup
NOTE: The flour to water ratio must be 1:1 and the ingredients must be cold, ice cold preferably.
NOTE: Tempura boxed mixes exist...
I swear I wanted to use yams in the proper sense, but I couldn’t find them. Every supermarket in United States carries a variety of potatoes, including russet, and sweet potatoes. But, no proper yams. I didn’t feel like searching specialty markets to find them, so I went ahead using the American...
Welcome to the CookingBites Recipe Challenge. The current challenge ingredient is sweet potatoes or yams and Flawed is our judge. To enter, all you need to do is post a recipe* using sweet potatoes or yams, tag it cookingbites recipe challenge and post a link to it in this thread. The winner...
Introduction by the original recipe author:
I adapted my fiance's recipe to use Splenda and a little vanilla...it's simply delicious!
Minutes to Prepare: 5 Minutes to Cook: 40 Number of Servings: 3
2 - medium Sweet Potatoes (aka yams) (raw) - about 2 cups
1/3 cup - splenda...