Food lovers are coming up with different ways to cook various African dishes. Yams are widely used for multi-purpose dishes which are favorited by caterers for weddings and other various occasions. Our food feature for today is Yamarita, Funke Koleosho has given us unique tips on how to cook the delicious and tasty meal.
Yamarita is basically a fun yam dish made from egg washed yam pieces. It has become quite popular in most homes and served as a starter at parties and social events. Below is my take on this fun, snacky dish which has become so popularly in Lagos especially…!
What you need
Ground black pepper
Round cookie cutter
What to do
Peel the yam and rinse thoroughly to remove all traces of sand. Do not cut the yam, keep it whole. Then using the mandolin slicer, run the whole yam tuber across the slicer to make thin, even slices. Then with a cookie cutter cut out perfect round yam discs.
Transfer the sliced yam into a bowl. Crack the egg into another bowl and whisk, adding a pinch of salt and ground black pepper. You may also add some sprinkling of suya spice to the whisked egg. Meanwhile, heat some coconut oil in a pot. Dip the sliced yam into the whisked egg and drop into the hot oil to deep fry until golden brown. Remove the fried yam slices from the oil and place on some kitchen towel to remove excess oil.
To make the avocado dip
Peel and de stone the avocado. Ensure the one you use is well ripened.
Cut the fruit into a bowl and add a sprinkling of sea salt and black pepper.
Using a fork, mash up the fruit into a paste. Sprinkle finished dip with some good quality suya spice.
It can served with three different types of dips which in my opinion add a lot of taste value to the yam. Its an explosion of tastes and textures, savouriness and spiciness why not give it a try.
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