How to Cook Yams in the Microwave

“How to Cook Yams in the Microwave

If you want the deliciousness of yams but can’t wait an hour to eat, try making them in minutes with this super quick microwave method. Here’s how to use your microwave to get your yams table (or recipe-ready) in minutes.

  • To microwave whole yams: Prick scrubbed yams all over with a fork. Microwave on high 8 to 10 minutes or until tender, turning yams once.
  • To microwave sliced yams: Wash, peel, and cut off the woody portions and ends. Cut yams into quarters. Place yams and ½ cup water in a microwave-safe casserole dish. Microwave, covered, at 100% power (high) 10 minutes or until tender, stirring once.

Test Kitchen Tip: One pound of yams equals about 2 medium yams or 2¾ cups cubed yam.”

This tip is from Better Homes & Gardens:

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