How To Cook Ekpang Or Ikokore With Yam

UPDATED RECIPE

A pot of ekpang cooked with  just yam and scent leaves
 This pot of yam ekpang has been waiting for too long. I promised to post on Sunday but couldn't. I wanted to do all that is necessary before posting. I will update with cooking steps later please. This yam ekpang was cooked with the yam we all use for pounded yam.
The white yam we boil and use for porridge. NOT WATERYAM. 

INGREDIENTS:
1small tuber of yam (smoothly grated)
4 eggs
2 medium sized smoked catfish
Scent leaves
Crayfish

Pepper sauce
Palm oil
Onions
Seasoning cubes
Salt to
taste
Water
The ingredients for my yam ekpang except one
Mixing eggs with grated yam  to help it hold
Pepper sauce for yam ekpang
Wrapped ekpang in pepper sauce about to be put on the cooker
The heat is turned on, put covered and left to boil before stirring.


COOKING PROCEDURE FOR YAM EKPANG:
  1. Grate yam the way you would coconut, break eggs into the grated yam and mix very well. Do not add too many eggs else you wont be able to wrap.
  2. Slightly fry onion, seasoning and crayfish in a pot, turn off the heat and wrap mixed yam into the pot. Once wrapping is done, pour in boiling water, add the washed fish, pepper sauce, cover and allow to boil very well before stirring.
  3. Check for taste, salt and seasoning, if you have other ingredients you want to add you can add at this time. Stir with a wooden spoon that has no edges, so it doesn't crush the wrapped lumps. If its' too thick, add some more boiling water and allow to cook.
This cooked very faster. Faster then boiling yam sef. In about 30 minutes, I was done with the cooking.

No one would know it's not water yam, unless you tell them.
Enjoy your cooking.
Have fun!
Yam Ekpang got burnt cos I went out and forgot I was cooking. We had to change pots. Fortunately it didn't affect the taste.
Yam ekpang boiling and cooking after checking for salt and seasoning
A pot of cooked yam ekpang
A serving of yam ekpang
Yam ekpang looking and tasting exactly like wateryam ekpang
Delicious ekpang from yam and scent (mint) leaves
For ikokore, you just cut and drop in the boiling water without wrapping. Cocoyam leaves, green amaranth or ugu leaves can be used. For this, I wrapped with scent leaves.

Expect a detailed recipe later in the day pls.
See you then
Enjoy your lunch!

Comments

  1. Aunty Eya, God bless u plentifully! Is there a day I don't learn something here? Sometimes I so crave ekpang but ignore the craving cos of lack of wateryam. I'll surely try this. *dancing Azonto* I hope the Yam wonth scratch when grating and wraping?

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    1. Thanks T, it ddnt scratch us

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  2. Anonymous7/09/2013

    This is just yam porridge with a fancy name.

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  3. LOl Aunty Eya was just about to ask what chocolate was doing among ingredients ohhh before i saw except one..Nice work ma'am

    http://aomosale.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Anonymous7/09/2013

    Aunty Eya pls do a post on Que and ansa concerning kitchen affairs. There r a lot of ques abt cookin I need to ask n I'm sure odas too hv.thanks. Michgirl

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  5. Oh dear! Looks so yummy! I want!!!

    Lucinda

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  6. Oh dear! Looks so yummy! I want!!!

    Lucinda

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  7. Looks inviting! I am tired of eating this old yam can't for new yam to be in the market.

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  8. Anonymous7/09/2013

    @Tinex u re missing oh,old yam is d ish!!!

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  9. Anonymous7/10/2013

    Aunty Eya am stil waiting for the detailed recipe,pls I want to try dis today

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  10. AKWA IBOM ISONG O!7/11/2013

    Abeg Eya where r u from? Dis is now Ekpang oooo jus u funkify dis one. We don't add egg 2 it pls. And no periwinkle. Its a No frm me!

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    1. MADAM ITK, EYA DID NOT USE WATERYAM. HAVE YOU EVER TRIED COOKING EKPANG WITH ORDINARY YAM? IT WILL NEVR HOLD WITHOUT THE EGGS.

      INSTEAD OF PRAISE HER FOR BEING CREATIVE WITH YAM YOU ARE HERE TALKING TRASH.
      IT'S A YES FOR ME O. THIS IS GOING TO BE MY SATURDAY LUNCH COS I HAVE YAMS AT HOME BUT CAN'T FIND WATERYAM WHERE I LIVE.

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  11. Anonymous7/11/2013

    #not#

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  12. chika Ikem8/06/2013

    Thanks Eya I will surly try this over the sallah break. Please did you wrap the yam with the scent leave?

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  13. Anonymous4/09/2014

    please aunty Eya can u give any receip that can be cooked with the purple eggplant

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