The meal that confirms you as a ‘good cook’. Well maybe in certain parts of Nigeria,……..
Round and looks succulent ……
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
- Add the chopped onions, chopped okra and dried shrimps to the grated water yam. With your bare hands, thoroughly mix all ingredients together.
- 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.
- 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.
- First, fry a taster to check the salt. Adjust if necessary.
- 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.
- Remove fried ojojo from the oil and allow to drain over some kitchen towel.
- Best served hot.
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