How Long to Boil Yams
Yams take 20 to 30 minutes to boil, and the result can be a sweet or savory side dish packed with nutrition. To boil yams, peel them and cut them into chunks, them put them into a pot of boiling water. They are dense and need thorough cooking, so make sure to poke a fork into the center of your yams to test for doneness. When the fork can easily pierce into the center, the yams are done. Ideally, the yams should be quite soft and easy to mash. Once boiled, yams can be glazed, baked, or mashed.