Yamarita – (Nigerian crispy dun dun)


Yamarita is just a fancy terminology for crispy fried yam a.k.a dundun alaata sue sue

This is a favourite  snacks in Nigeria, it has even found its way into some Nigeria functions, were it is served as small chops or reserved for some after party thingsss (lol)

Yamarita is a meal loved by ‘everyone’ and if you have never had this before then you should. It is simply boiled yam coated in flour or breadcrumbs and eggs then deep fried. Just like some tasty crispy chicken. It sure going to step up your yam eating experience a notch

And did I tell you , you can tempt your little kids with this? Especially, the ones with the’ I don’t like yam attitude?’

My little girl finished her plate of yamarita in minutes😉

You may serve this with any sauce of choice. Tomato stew, fried stew( ata dindin) or ketchup or garden egg sauce, which is another love of mine. wink!

So  let us cook…

One other thing I enjoy about this food is that it is a way of turning your left over yam in to another   ‘yum’ meal entirely

Ingredients of yamarita

Yam- About ¼ of a tuber

2-3 eggs

1 cup breadcrumbs

Seasoning cube 1

Salt to taste

1 teaspoon of grounded pepper – ata gigun

Mixed spices 1 teaspoon ( I used a mixture of gloves, white pepper ,calabash nutmeg,chilli peper, black pepper and ginger)- very nice flavours

Vegetable oil to deep fry

Method of my yamarita

Peel the yam and cut into desired shapes and sizes

Place the yam slices in a clean pot. Add enough water to cover it and boil until soft but must not too soft to break up

Once cooked, drain off the water and allow to cool

Break the eggs in a clean dry bowl, add salt, seasoning and the mixed spices. Combine well

Next, immerse the boiled yam into the egg mix, flip to make sure all the yam part is well coated then drop into the breadcrumbs. Set aside on a flat plate

Set your frying pan on the heat and add the veg oil. Allow heating up for about a minute then drop the coated yam into it…. Wow… sizzling hot crispy yamarita!!!

Flip and turn, to  allow it to fry on both side and also stop it from burning;

Once fried, drain on a kitchen towel to absorb any excess oil

Serve with your favourite sauce



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