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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins


  • 2 pounds White yams
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • Pepper to taste


  • Place the unpeeled yams in a large pot, cover with cold water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Boil for 15 to 30 minutes, or until the yams are cooked through and tender.
  • Drain and let cool somewhat.
  • Peel the yams, chop them into large pieces and place them into a large bowl with the butter, salt and pepper.
  • Mash with a potato masher until very smooth.
  • Alternatively, put the yams through a potato ricer and then mix with the butter, salt and pepper.
  • Place the fufu into a large serving bowl. Wet your hands with water, form into a large ball and serve.