Ñame is a very starchy root widely used throughout the Caribbean. It is the real Yam. It has rough brown skin and white flesh. Can be used as a potato, although it has a more fibrous texture. Peel with a potato peeler, cut into pieces and boil, in salted water, as you would a potato. Eat with butter and Parmesan or mash with milk, butter, salt and pepper. Not to be confused with the sweet yams candied at Thanksgivings, they belong to two different families.