Nigerian yamarita is a popular delicacy that is often used as an appetizer or side dish. Yamarita is beloved both by children and adults, but the best thing about it is that it’s actually wonderfully easy to cook and a great way to upgrade plain yam. Find out how to make Nigerian yamarita right now!
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1. What you’ll need
By now you already know that the main ingredient in yamarita is yam. Yamarita was developed as a way to keep yam tender and prevent it from getting too hard. But what else do you need to prepare a batch of crunchy and soft yamarita? Here is a complete list of ingredients:
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- Yam – 1 kg
- Eggs – 3
- Flour – 2 tbsp
- Vegetable oil for frying – 300 ml
- Stock cube – 1
- Ground ginger – 1 tsp
- Ground garlic – 1 tsp
- Ground pepper – 1 tsp
- Salt – to taste
2. How to make yamarita
Ready to serve a steaming plate of fresh yamarita to your family? Follow these steps to cook this Hausa dish to perfection:
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- Wash and peel the yam, then cut it into any shape you like. Many cooks make rectangular yamarita, but this snack also looks great in the shape of triangles.
- Bring a pot of water with a pinch of salt to a boil and cook the yam for approximately 15 minutes or until it is soft and tender. Drain the yam and allow it to cool slightly.
- Whisk three eggs in a bowl. Add the flour, crushed stock cube, and a pinch of salt. Mix well again. If there are any lumps of flour left, don’t worry – they will add an extra crunch to the finished dish.
- Pour the oil into a deep pan or pot and put it on the stove. Allow to heat for about 1 minute.
- Take a piece of boiled yam and dip it in the batter, coating every side of the slice evenly. Quickly put the slice into the pan and fry on one side until it’s golden brown.
- Flip the slice over and fry on the other side until it reaches the same appetizing colour. Take the yamarita out of the pan and put on a paper towel to drain the excess fat.
- Your yamarita is ready to be served!
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3. How to serve yamarita
Everyone knows that yamarita tastes fantastic on its own. However, there are several ways to make the flavour even more memorable.
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The first thing you will need for your yamarita is a sauce. The most popular sauce for yamarita is tomato sauce, but you can also use egg sauce or any stew or sauce you love. If you want the most fuss-free way to serve yamarita, you can do it even with ketchup!
Yamarita is a rather filling dish, so it can be used as dinner or supper on its own. However, adding a piece of grilled chicken or fish will help you increase the nutritional value of the dish while also combining two of your favourite flavours in one lovely meal.
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