Friday, December 10, 2010

True Yams

Hi there! Just came upon your site and it’s really informative. I finally found an image of true yams grown on Guam. Hoping to find it out here in Washington state. But I thought you would like to have this recipe because it’s really good and tasty. Lorenda

Boñelos Dagu

Here is a recipe for Guam's Christmas doughnut. To make it a little more traditional, skip the sugar and flour and just "glop" a squeezed ball of grated dagu into the hot oil.


2 pounds yams (dagu)
2/3 cup of sugar
1-1/2 cups sifted flour
Vegetable oil


1. Peel yam and grate it to fill about four cups.

2. Place grated yam in a medium bowl. Then add sugar and mix with your hands. Gradually add flour while mixing.

3. Heat oil to 350 degrees.

4. Take about 1/2 cup yam batter into one hand and squeeze into small balls, about one to two inches around. Wet hands often and before taking more batter.

5. Place into hot oil and fry for about 10 minutes, turning once or twice. If you use two inches worth of oil, the boñelos dagu will turn up by themselves.

6. Drain boñelos dagu on paper towel. Serve hot with maple syrup.

Pacific Daily News files

Thank you! Yams need HEAT.....up there you might need a greenhouse. May I share your e-mail at my blog minus your last name? John

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