Oven-baked yam tortilla with ham

Oven-baked yam tortilla with ham

Oven-baked yam tortilla with ham

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March 15, 2016

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This is where Africa, the Caribbean and other tropical locales meet Spain. Tortilla as some of you know is the English name for the Spanish favourite tortilla de patatas, traditionally made with eggs, potatoes and onion. in this version yam is the base instead of potatoes and a lot more ingredients are added to give it more flavour.

Oven-baked yam tortilla with ham


2-3 tablespoons of olive oil

1 lb of yam, peeled, boiled and cut into small pieces

1 large red onion, peeled and sliced

2-3 garlic cloves, crushed

Handful of kale or spinach

10 ounces of sliced ham, cut into thin strips

5-10 cherry tomatoes

Peppers of your choice

8 eggs

4-7 tablespoons of cheddar cheese

Salt and pepper to taste


Chopped spring onion


1Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large pan, frying pan or sauté pan.


3Boil the yam cubes or pieces until very soft and mushy for 15-20 minutes.


5Add the cubed yams and stir to coat with oil. Cook for about 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.


7Add the sliced onions and crushed garlic. Mix well and keep cooking for 10 more minutes – stirring occasionally.


9Add the ham strips and sliced peppers, stir and cook for another 5 minutes.


11Add salt to taste if need be.


13Remove from the heat and let the yam ham mix cool for about 5 minutes.


15Pre-heat the oven to 375F.


17Beat eggs until you have a smooth mix.


19Add the yam ham mix to the eggs and stir gently.


21The yam tortillas can be baked in a baking pan or bowl.


23Pour the yam tortilla with yam mix into the baking pan or bowl and place in the pre-heated oven.


25Add the cheese as garnish on top of the mix (optional)


27Bake the yam and ham tortillas until they are fully cooked and they start to get golden on top. The baking time will vary depending on the size and depth of the baking pan or bowl used. Allow 20-35 minutes depending on the baking pan or bowl used.


29Remove the baked yam tortilla from the oven and serve hot, warm or at room temperature.

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