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Quick Snack: Yamarita Recipe

If you grew up in Nigeria and you were a fan of TFC and never tried out their yamarita, you missed out on a lot. Yamarita is a snack (meal for some) that is made with the core ingredients of yam, eggs and flour. It can be eaten with a dip of choice or by itself. We suggest you always eat it with a dip on the side.

What you will need

  • 6 slices of yam (cut into rectangles)
  • 2 eggs
  • Flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp curry
  • 1 tsp dry pepper
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • Oil for frying


  1. In a pot, boil some water. Add your sliced yam and some sugar and salt.
  2. Boil yam for about 10 minutes; do not make it too soft. Drain the water out of the yam.
  3. In a bowl, break your eggs and season with some salt and black pepper. Whisk.
  4. In a separate bowl, pour some flour. Add your curry, black pepper, dry pepper, some salt, and mix together.
  5. In a wok or frying pan, heat some oil to fry the yam. You can also use a deep fryer.
  6. When your oil is hot and ready for frying, dip yam in egg until well coated and then roll in flour.
  7. Repeat again by dipping yam in egg a second time, then roll in flour again before putting in oil to fry.
  8. Repeat these steps until you run out of yam.

Instead of the regular spicy salsa sauce that’s eaten with this snack, I decided to make a spicy chicken salsa sauce and it came together so well.

 Source: guardian.ng

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