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Did you know?

1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers.

Dancing in Fried Yams

Learn how to cook buttermilk fried yams for the best fried Hausa yam recipe ever. Yams fried in egg batter and buttermilk with simple spices tastes incredibly good so make and share this fried Hausa yam recipe.

Buttermilk Fried Yams
Buttermilk Fried Yams

When you fry yams it helps to coat it in buttermilk egg batter because it helps to retain some of the yams moisture while forming a crispy and golden brown shell.


Buttermilk Fried Yams 

Ingredients

3 medium sized yam
2 large eggs
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 cups cake flour
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Oil for frying

Directions

In a large pot boil yam, it is easier to peal yams after boiling, and then slice into French fry sized pieces.

In a large frying pan heat oil. Whisk the eggs and milk in a large bowl. 

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, and spices. Add the flour to the milk mixture and mix until flour is incorporated. 

Place small amount of yams at a time into the egg flour mixture and add to your hot oil.

Fry until brown each side. Drain on a paper towel to remove excess oil and serve just as you would French fries or onion rings.


Did you know

What you call a yam is most likely a sweet potato. Yams and sweet potatoes are both flowering plants however, that is their only relation. Compared to sweet potatoes, yams are starchier and drier. Uganda leads the way in the production of sweet potatoes representing half the African supply followed by Nigeria and Tanzania. The yam belt of West Africa includes Nigeria, Ghana, Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Central Africa, Cameroon and Togo, Nigeria alone produces 71 percent of the yams.

Carrying yams home for dinner tonight.



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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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