Yam Balls Recipe

Yam Balls Recipe

Yam balls make an incredible snack or appetizer. They can be made plain or with fillings including mince meat, sweet corn, fish, etc. It can also be eaten along with peppery or chiili dips.
  • Ingredients

    Serves - people

    1kg of yam

    1 large onion (finely minced)

    3 fresh tomatoes (peeled and finely diced)

    1 teaspoon chilli pepper powder

    2 cups of Mamador Pure Vegetable Oil

    2 seasoning cubes

    ¼ teaspoon of dried thyme

    Salt to taste

    2 eggs (Beaten)

    2-3 tablespoons of plain flour

  • Method
    Step 1
    Peel, cut, and cook yam until it’s very soft. Mash cooked yam until it’s smooth (no lumps).
    Step 2
    Pour 1 cooking spoon of Mamador Pure Vegetable Oil in a frying pan, heat on medium heat. Add half of the tomatoes and half of the onions. Add chilli pepper. Fry for 5 mins while stirring continuously.
    Step 3
    Season with thyme, seasoning cubes, and salt
    Step 4
    In a large bowl, combine fried mixture, remaining onions and tomatoes, and mashed yam. Add eggs and mix well. Make sure the texture of the mixture is not too soft or hard. (In case it turns out too soft, add some flour to thicken)
    Step 5
    Sprinkle flour on a chopping/pastry board. Scoop yam mixture, roll onto board to form balls. .
    Step 6
    Heat remaining oil and deep-fry yam balls until golden brown
    Step 7
    Place fried yam balls on a plate/bowl lined with paper towels to drain excess oil
    Step 8
    Enjoy your yam balls hot with a dipping sauce of your choice- pepper sauce, sweet and sour sauce etc.
  • Reviews
    yam balls
    yemite | 30/01/2018
    Yam balls

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