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I am a foodie (as you might have noticed by now). I love good food. I crave learning new recipes so I improve my culinary skills. My friend has always loved to talk about his Yamarita Delight and I’ve always wondered what on earth is in it (apart from the obvious yam). The thing is, I have this fear of trying out new food (don’t ask me why). So what exactly is Yamarita?




Thank God Youtube is our friend. It turns out Yamarita is some kind of fried yam and sauce. And here’s how you make it!

  • A tuber of yam
  • 2 eggs
  • flour
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Salt
  • Ground pepper
  • Seasonings
  • Fresh pepper
  • Tomatoes
  • Onion
  • Boiled Fish

How to Prepare




-Peel the yam and cut it into rectangular sizes. Place them in a pot, add some water and salt then boil for 10 minutes. Make sure it doesn’t exceed 10 mins.

-Sieve the parboiled yam till it’s cold. Break the eggs in a bowl add some ground pepper and salt and mix it all together. In an another bowl, get some flour.

-Dip the yam inside the egg mixture and make sure it soaks afterwards, going deep into the flour. This process is very important as this what makes yamarita delight.

-Heat oil in a frying pan and fry the yam until it is golden yellow.

And for the sauce;

-Blend your pepper and tomatoes with onion. Fry with oil and add seasonings and fish. Wait for 5 mins and there you have it. Dish your yamarita and fish sauce and sip on some lemonade.


Image: Sisi Jemimah

Written By Efe Ohworakpo



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