Fufu is a very popular cuisine in West Africa. It can be prepared using starchy tubers such as yam, cassava and plantain. However, this recipe will make use of hutwise yam.
The conventional method is to boil the yam and then pound it using a pistol and mortar until smooth and sticky. Fufu is best served with stew or soup.
Due to the heavy nature of fufu, most people usually eat it on weekends so they can have a good sleep afterwards. The customary way of eating fufu is with clean hands - you just pull off a pinch of fufu, roll it and dip it into the stew or soup and enjoy.
Put the chunks of yam in the cooking pan and heat for 25 minutes - it is ready when the yam is soft.
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