Oto (Mashed Yam Patties)
Puna yam (not to be confused with sweet potato) is the star of this Ghanaian dish often served on wedding days. Puna yams are starchy; it’s essential to avoid overcooking them in order to make shaping the patties easier. Their unique texture and flavor make them worth seeking out for this recipe; see sourcing info below.
Find puna yams and red palm oil at specialty food markets, or order from olasfoodsmarket.com.