Yamarita

Yamarita is made from plain boiled yam that is coated in egg, flour, ginger, and garlic mixture and then deep-fried in oil. Yamarita is very popular among the Hausas.

Yamarita is very easy to make and delicious. It takes about 40 to 45 minutes to make this amazing dish. You can serve it with tomato stew, chicken stew, ketchup e.t.c.

Note: you can also transform your leftover boiled yam to yamarita.

Yamarita

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 Minutes

Ingredient

  • Yam (1kg)
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • Salt to taste
  • seasoning cube
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ginger powder (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
  • vegetable oil for deep frying.

Procedure

  1. Peel the yam, cut into rectangles about one inch wide.
  2. Wash and place in a pot, add water and a little salt. Boil on medium heat for 7 to 10 minutes.
  3. Drain the water and transfer the yam into a bowl of cool water.
  4. Once cool transfer into a sieve and set aside.
  5. Crack the eggs in a bowl, add a pinch of salt, cayenne pepper, curry, thyme, seasoning cube, ginger, and garlic. Whisk the ingredients together.
  6. In another bowl, add the flour and set aside
  7. Deep the yam in the egg mixture, shake off to remove excess, then deep in the flour mixture. Make sure it coats well.
  8. Heat up the oil and fry in batches until golden brown.
  9. Remove from heat and place on a paper towel to drain excess oil.
Yamarita

Yamarita

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Nigerian

Equipment

  • Bowls
  • Knife
  • Chopping board
  • Sauce pan or Frying pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 kg yam
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • salt
  • 1 seasoning cube
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder optional
  • vegetable oil for deep frying

Instructions
 

  • Peel the yam, cut into rectangles about one inch wide.
  • Wash and place in a pot, add water and a little salt. Boil on medium heat for 7 to 10 minutes.
  • Drain the water and transfer the yam into a bowl of cool water.
  • Once cool transfer into a sieve and set aside.
  • Crack the eggs in a bowl, add a pinch of salt, cayenne pepper, curry, thyme, seasoning cube, ginger, and garlic. Whisk the ingredients together.
  • In another bowl, add the flour and set aside
  • Deep the yam in the egg mixture, shake off to remove excess, then deep in the flour mixture. Make sure it coats well.
  • Heat up the oil and fry in batches until golden brown.
  • Remove from heat and place on a paper towel to drain excess oil.