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Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Etor (or otor) is a traditional yam purée (or sometimes plantain purée) from Ghana that is enriched with palm oil.
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: African, Ghanaian, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 people
Author: Nisha Ramesh
  • 4 yams
  • 2 onions , thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoons roasted peanuts
  • 4 tablespoons palm oil
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs , halved
  • 1 avocado (ripe)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  1. Peel and boil the yams in salt water.
  2. Drain the yams and crush them roughly with the potato masher.
  3. Add the palm oil into a saucepan and heat.
  4. Sauté the onions until they are golden brown (caramelized).
  5. Pour ¾ of the onions back and the warm palm oil into the yam purée and mix to obtain a homogeneous mixture.
  6. Serve by garnishing with peanuts, the rest of the onions, the hard-boiled eggs and the avocado.