Prepare Yamarita Fries In These Easy Steps
Yamarita is also known as Dundun Oniyeri. This meal is simply thinly sliced parboiled or blanched yams dipped into whisked egg+flour. They are then fried until crispy. The difference between Yamarita and the common fried yams (dundun) is the egg and flour mix. It is what makes this easy meal such a winner. And now, we'll show you how to make Yamarita in these easy steps.
It is so easy to prepare. Yamarita is also versatile enough to serve as a quick snack, or breakfast, or lunch. Most eateries serve hot Yamaritas on a daily basis and I see how people gush about it. Yamarita is often served with any hot dipping sauce or stew. If your thing is to recycle leftover boiled yam, yamarita is great for that too. It's also easy to make and straight forward as you'll see below. So on to the Yamarita recipe.
- 1 small Yam tuber (the size depends on the number of people you’re serving)
- In the absence of yams, you can also use firm sweet potatoes
- 2 eggs
- 3 tablespoonful plain Flour
- 1 bouillon/stock cube/seasoning cube (crushed)(optional)
- Vegetable oil for frying the yams
- Ground pepper to taste
- Salt to taste
You can choose to add canned sardines, fresh fish or ground beef/chicken.
- Wash the yams, peel off the skin and cut into thin rectangular slices
- Rinse and place in a pot; add just enough water to cover the yams; add salt to taste and parboil for 10 minutes.
- Pour out the contents into a sieve and set the yams aside, to cool a bit.
Tip: The yams should be firm and not tender. Remember that you’ll be frying them later. This method is known as ”blanching.” You can test the firmness with a fork. The fork should NOT be able to pass through the yam slices. The skin of the parboiled yam provides a ”clingy” surface for the egg and flour mixture.
- Next, break the eggs, add the ground pepper, crushed seasoning cube and salt to taste.
- Whisk thoroughly and set aside.
- Pour the flour into a small bowl. You can add a little seasoning into the flour (but it this is optional).
- Mix well and set aside.
- Dip each of the cooled yam slices into the prepared bowl of egg mixture and then into the flour.
- Turn over the yams to evenly coat them in flour.
- Make sure that you coat the yams well.
- Transfer into a flat dish.
Tip: You can also do it vice versa; that is, dipping the yams in the flour then in the eggs or doing egg-flour-eggs.All methods work really well and would give you the same result.
Another method is to use 2 ziplock bags; one for the egg mixture and the other for the flour.
Bonus tip: If you are feeling lazy, mix the eggs, spices, and flour together, add a little water and form a light batter. Dip the fries lightly and set aside.
Heat up the vegetable oil until moderately hot and fry the coated yams on medium heat, until both sides are golden brown.
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