Cassava Fufu

A starchy staple food, eaten with sauce or stew.


  • 2-4 large cassavas (also known as yuca)
  • 5 tablespoons evaporated milk
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • Salt


  • Peel and cut cassava/yuca into small pieces.
  • Cover cassava/yuca in a pot with water.
  • Bring to a boil for 15 minutes or until cassava/yuca is tender.
  • Drain, mash until smooth, and then let cool.
  • Roll into large 6-inch balls.
  • Serve with soup or sauce.

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This dish is a staple food in Niger and many other African countries. Staples are foods that are eaten regularly, often daily or with every meal. In Africa, Fufu is usually eaten alongside a soup or sauce.

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