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Food For Love: Ojojo – Water Yam Thingz….

by Mo Aremu

The meal that confirms you as a ‘good cook’. Well maybe in certain parts of Nigeria,……..

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Round and looks succulent ……

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Here is the recipe for this meal provided by Funke Koleosho

What you need

  • Water yam (peeled, washed and grated using the fine mesh of a cheese grater). Newly harvested yam can be used as an alternative to water yam.
  • 2-3 okra fingers (finely chopped)
  • Some finely chopped red onions
  • 1-2 handfuls of oven dried cooked shrimps. (You can make this by placing some cooked shrimps on an oven tray and dry bake at about 100C for about 40 minutes)
  • Some salt

What to do

  1. Add the chopped onions, chopped okra and dried shrimps to the grated water yam. With your bare hands, thoroughly mix all ingredients together.
  2. Add a small quantity of salt and mix again. Heat some oil in a deep base pot or pan because the ojojo has to be deep fried.
  3. Check the oil is hot enough by dropping a small portion of the grated yam into the oil. If it rises to the top almost immediately, then its ready.
  4. First, fry a taster to check the salt. Adjust if necessary.
  5. Scoop dollops of the graded yam into the hot oil and fry for about 4 minutes (depending on the size of the dollop) or until golden brown.
  6. Remove fried ojojo from the oil and allow to drain over some kitchen towel.
  7. Best served hot.
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wilhemina Phillips October 31, 2014 - 10:34 am

I love these recipes

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