Frituras de Ñame

Fried Yam Cakes from the Dominican Republic

Preparation info
  • Makes about


    2 in 5 cm Cakes
    • Difficulty


Appears in

By Diane Morgan

Published 2012

  • About

After making these crunchy-edged, wickedly addictive cakes, I wondered if anyone would notice if I replaced the traditional potato latkes at Hanukkah with them. I’m certain that in the Dominican Republic these cakes aren’t served with sour cream and applesauce, but they could be, and the combination would be amazing. But they are also incredibly delicious unadorned. The recipe uses the native American yam called ñame, which is how I have found it labeled at both Latin American and Ch