Ducana

Ducana is a sweet potato dumpling from Antigua, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and many other caribbean islands.

They are made from grated sweet potatoes, sugar, flour, coconut, water, grated nutmeg, salt and essence or vanilla extract. The mixture is combined in a bowl until it thickly coats the back of a spoon. The cooking method is quite simple, but what is often debated is the wrapping. The mixture can be cooked wrapped in foil where others prefer to cook it wrapped in banana leaves. Either way the wrapped contents must be boiled in salted water for about 25 minutes or until the mixture in the wrapping is firm. Ducan is often served with salt cod (bacala) and what the islanders call "chop-up" which is a mixture of spinach, eggplant and okra. Ducana is also eaten cold, or thinly sliced and fried lightly.

Dumplings
American cuisine
North America
  • Apple dumpling
  • Chicken and dumplings
  • Knoephla
  • Crab rangoon
Latin America
  • Pasteles
  • Tamale
  • Pamonha
  • Ducana
  • Corunda
  • Hallaca
Asian cuisine
East Asia
  • Chinese: Baozi
  • Ci fan tuan
  • Dim sum
  • Fun guo
  • Har gow
  • Hujiao bing
  • Jau gok
  • Jiaozi
  • Lo mai gai
  • Shengjian mantou
  • Shumai
  • Siopao
  • Suanla chaoshou
  • Tang bao
  • Tangyan
  • Taro dumpling
  • Wonton
  • Xiaolongbao
  • Zhaliang
  • Zongzi
  • Other: Akashiyaki
  • Buuz
  • Dango
  • Khuushuur
  • Mandu
  • Mandugwa
  • Manduguk
  • Mitarashi dango
South East Asia
  • Vietnamese: Ba-wan
  • Bánh bao
  • Bánh chưng
  • Bánh lá
  • Bánh tẻ
  • Bánh tét
  • Other: Caozai guo
  • Kueh tutu
  • Kuih kochi
  • Nagasari
South Asia
  • Ada
  • Lukhmi
  • Modak
  • Momo
  • Samosa
  • Kozhakkattai
  • Munthiri Kothu
Central Asia
  • Chuchvara
  • Manti
  • Orama
  • Samsa
West Asia
  • Gondi dumpling
  • Khinkali
  • Knish
  • Kreplach
  • Matzah ball
  • Sambusak
  • Shishbarak
  • Gürzə
North Asia
  • Pelmeni
European cuisine
Eastern Europe
  • Kalduny (Kundumy)
  • Scovardă
  • Colţunaşi
  • Shlishkes
  • Varenyky
Southern Europe
  • Agnolotti
  • Gnocchi
  • Ravioli
Central Europe
  • Bryndzové halušky
  • Capuns
  • Halušky
  • Kluski
  • Knedle
  • Knödel
  • Kopytka
  • Maultasche
  • Mohnnudel
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  • Pierogi
  • Schupfnudel
  • Silesian dumplings
  • Strapačky
  • Uszka
Western Europe
  • Rissole
Northern Europe
  • Cepelinai
  • Kroppkaka
  • Pitepalt
  • Raspeball
Other
Australia
  • Dim sim
Africa
  • Kenkey
  • Sambusa