Photo by Victor Consaga.

Yam doughnuts


  • 5-10 lbs dågu (yam) peeled
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 2 ½ cups water
  • 4-6 young coconuts, grated
  • 1 cup sugar

Grate dågo into a pan or bowl. Add flour, water, coconut, and sugar.

Mix ingredients thoroughly and shape into round balls.

Fry in hot cooking oil for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

by Silvia Weakley

Editor’s note: This recipe is from Lepblon Fina’tinas Para Guam: Guam Cookbook, 1985. Reprinted with permission from Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo, Y Inetnon Famalao’an* (Women’s Association).

* Y Inetnon Famalao’an was a women’s organization composed of cabinet wives and women executives in the government of Guam.