how to prepare Kwacoco
This is a dish made using cocoyam and can be eaten with various types of soup.
Kwacoco, also known as cocoyam is a root vegetable that is peeled, cleaned and pureed, then wrapped in banana leaves and steamed.
Cocoyam is a crop quite popular in many developing countries in Africa. You can get your Kwacoco by using a grater to grate the cocoyam which is quite stressful so a food processor is a better and faster option.
1 hr 15 minutes
3 pounds cocoyam
¼ cup water
1 -2 teaspoon salt
- Peel the coco yams with a sharp knife, peeling away from your body carefully draw the paring knife down the body of the yam, being careful not to remove too much of the yam in during the process.
- Look for any spoiled spots, such as bruising and discoloration, in the coco yams as you peel. Remove the spots away with the tip of the knife.
- Cut into large chunks and wash immediately to prevent discoloration and leave them in cool water until ready to use.
- Pulse the cocoyam in a food processor with water until puree.
- Make a square of Aluminum paper. place plastic wrap on the paper.
- Place the mixture of cocoyam on the foil paper about 1 cup.
- Then quickly fold aluminum over it, and press sides into a rectangle shape making sure to press inwards so none of the cocoyam runs out.
- Then fold the sides in to seal twice. Repeat the process and set them aside.
- Line a large pot with foil paper, place the cocoyam bundles in the pot and steam for about an hour.
- Serve with mbanga soup.
Your Kwacoco is ready! Serve with Mbanga soup.