Hi! My name is Frances and I am a nutrition major. I have a project due on Haitian food. I am making squash soup and sweet potatoe bread. Have any of you heard of boniatas or malange? They are ingredients in these recipes. From what I can figure out, they're both like sweet potatoes. Any clues on where I can get them from? Any imput is great! Thanks!
Boniato is the Cuban Spanish term for sweet orangey-ellow yams called camote in Mexico and Central America and erroneously papa dulce-sweet potatoes in other Spanish speaking nations.
Malanga is a tuber similar to yucca/mandioc/cassava, it is called yautia in Puerto Rico, in Cuba there are two varities, white and tangy or yellow and slightly sweet
My wife is Jamaican and our best forends and neighbors are Cubans, they cook with those tubers and others in a variety of platters, boiled, fried, baked, smashed, in potages, as a side dish, fritters etc